Newell Road Bridge Replacement Project

3 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
City of Palo Alto
Document Title
Newell Road Bridge Replacement Project
Document Type
EIR - Draft EIR
Present Land Use
Existing public right-of-way

Document Description
The City of Palo Alto and the California Department of Transportation proposes to replace the Newell Road Bridge and roadway approaches across San Francisquito Creek. Four build alternatives are under consideration; Build Alternative 2 is the locally preferred alternative. The design features of these build alternatives could include removal of the existing bridge; construction of new approaches, either a one-lane bridge (Build Alternative 1) or a two-standard-lane bridge (Build Alternatives 2-4), and accommodation for bicycle and pedestrian travel (including sidewalk and potential road widening for sharrow); potential addition and reconfiguration of utilities including street lighting; modification to street signage or new traffic signals; addition of retaininq walls; and bank stabilization measures in the portion of San Francisquito Creek disturbed by the construction.

Contact Information
Michel Jeremias
City of Palo Alto
Lead/Public Agency
250 Hamilton Avenue, 5th Floor
Palo Alto, CA 94301

Phone : (650) 329-2129

City of Palo Alto, Attn: Michel Jeremias
Project Applicant


37°27'16"N 122°08'12"W
East Palo Alto Palo Alto
San Mateo Santa Clara
Cross Streets
Newell Road between Edgewood Avenue and Woodland Avenue
State Highways
US 101, SR 109, 114, 82
Palo Alto Airport
San Francisquito Creek, San Francisco Bay

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Type
Transportation (Bridge replacement)
Local Action
Project Issues
Aesthetics Air Quality Biological Resources Cultural Resources Cumulative Effects Drainage/Absorption Economics/Jobs Fiscal Impacts Flood Plain/Flooding Geology/Soils Growth Inducement Hazards & Hazardous Materials Hydrology/Water Quality Land Use/Planning Noise Population/Housing Public Services Recreation Solid Waste Transportation Vegetation Wetland/Riparian
Reviewing Agencies
Air Resources Board, Transportation Projects California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Bay Delta Region 3 (CDFW) California Department of Parks and Recreation California Department of Transportation, District 4 (DOT) California Department of Transportation, Division of Transportation Planning (DOT) California Highway Patrol California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC) California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) California State Lands Commission (SLC) Caltrans, Division of Aeronautics Department of General Services (DGS) Resources Agency Resources, Recycling and Recovery San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission (BCDC) California Regional Water Quality Control Board, San Francisco Bay Region 2 (RWQCB)


Environmental Document
Newell_Rd_Draft_EIR-EA_May2019   PDF 36123 K
NOC   PDF 839 K
State Comments
2015082026_RWQCB_Newell DEIR comment ltr 07-30-19   PDF 362 K

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