East Lerdo Highway and Beech Avenue Intersection Reconstruction and Resurfacing Project

Summary

SCH Number
2016028358
Lead Agency
Shafter, City of (City of Shafter)
Document Title
East Lerdo Highway and Beech Avenue Intersection Reconstruction and Resurfacing Project
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
2/19/2016

Document Description
Reconstruct and resurface the intersection of E. Lerdo Hwy and Beech Ave. including replacement of any non-ADA compliant wheelchair ramps and damaged curb, gutter, and sidewalk around the intersection; reconstruct the E. Lerdo Highway westbound turn-lane and replace the existing asphalt surfacing with concrete; and to ground and replace the asphalt surfacing on Beech Ave up to 350 feet north of E. Lerdo Hwy and south of Minter Ave. All reconstruction and/or resurfacing work will occur within the City right-of-way. The intersection pavement section will be removed to a maximum depth of 15 inches, recompacted, and reconstructed with full-depth asphalt; the turn lane will be removed to a maximum depth of 24 inches to subgrade and be replaced with a new concrete turn lane over Class II base; and Beech Ave will be milled to a depth between 0.3-feet and 0.6-feet and replaced with new asphalt concrete pavement. Additional work may also include repairing/replacing any traffic loops that are damaged or removed as a result of construction at the intersection, removing and replacing any damaged curb, gutter, or sidewalk within the project limits, installing missing sidewalk north of E. Lerdo Hwy, restriping the repaved roadways, and modifying the existing median as needed to achieve the design goals.

Contact Information
Suzanne Forrest
City of Shafter
336 Pacific Avenue
Shafter, CA 93263

Phone : (661) 746-5002

Location

Cities
Shafter
Counties
Kern
Cross Streets
E. Lerdo Hwy and Minter Ave
Township
28S
Range
25E
Section
10,11,
Other Information
Section: 13,14

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
S:15301(c)
Reasons for Exemption
The project involves repair and maintenance of existing City streets. The work will not result in any expansion of the roadway beyond the boundaries of the existing right-of-way or increase the number of existing travel lanes. There is no possibility that the proposed reconstruction and resurfacing on an existing intersection and turn lane, repaving a local street, and constructing ADA compliant handicap ramps and sidewalks will have a significant effect on the environment regarding aesthetics, biological resources, hazardous materials, mineral resources, public services, utilities, agricultural resources, cultural resources, hydrology, water quality, wetlands, noise, or recreation. The project work will occur within the existing road right-of-way. The project is not increasing the number of traffic lanes or the traffic speeds in the area. There are no visual resources that will be affected by the project.
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