AWMA Bridge Closure

2 Documents in Project

Summary

SCH Number
2015101100
Lead Agency
South Orange County Wastewater Authority
Document Title
AWMA Bridge Closure
Document Type
NOD - Notice of Determination
Received
Posted
2/9/2016
Present Land Use
Open Space/General Plan: OS

Document Description
South Orange County Wastewater Authority proposes to close and remove the privately owned bridge that crosses Aliso Creek on AWMA Road near the intersection of Alicia Parkway and AWMA Road in the City of Laguna Niguel, Orange County, CA. The wooden bridge was originally constructed by Aliso Watershed Management Agency (AWMA, now SOCWA) in 1979 to allow workers access to the SOCWA Coastal Treatment Plant (CTP) located approximately three miles downstream and adjacent to Aliso Creek. The bridge was constructed by AWMA in an easement on what is now County property to provide temporary access to Alicia Parkway, which at the time was the only developed road in the area, until other permanent access was available for AWMA vehicles traveling to the CTP. Primary access to the CTP is now provided by other roads in the City of Aliso Viejo that connect with Aliso Creek (via Wood Canyon Drive and Knollwood Road). A structural evaluation of the AWMA Bridge determined that the bridge was nearing the end of its useful life and unable to continue to be safely used as an alternate access to the nearby park, schools, and other facilities in the area. Because permanent access is now available to the CTP from Aliso Creek Road and given the condition and safety concerns of the wooden bridge structure, SOCWA plans to permanently close and remove the AWMA Bridge.

Contact Information
Jim Burror
South Orange County Wastewater Authority
34156 Del Obispo Street
Dana Point, CA 92629

Phone : (949) 234-5411

Location

Cities
Laguna Niguel
Counties
Orange
Cross Streets
Alicia Parkway and AWMA Road
Zip
92677
Schools
Wood Canyon ES

Notice of Determination

Approving Agency
South Orange County Wastewater Authority
Approving Agency Role
Responsible Agency
Approved On
Final Environmental Document Available at
34156 Del Obispo St, Dana Point, CA 92629

Determinations

(1) The project will have a significant impact on the environment
No
(2a) An Environmental Impact Report was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
No
(2b) A Negative Declaration was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
Yes
(2c) An other document type was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
No
(3) Mitigated measures were made a condition of the approval of the project
Yes
(4) A mitigation reporting or monitoring plan was adopted for this project
N/A
(5) A Statement of Overriding Considerations was adopted for this project
No
(6) Findings were made pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
Yes
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