City of Fresno Environmental Assessment No. EA-15-028 for Herndon Avenue


SCH Number
Public Agency
City of Fresno
Document Title
City of Fresno Environmental Assessment No. EA-15-028 for Herndon Avenue
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption

Document Description
The project involves modifying the above-described portion of the existing westbound Herndon Avenue right-of-way between Brawley and Blythe Avenues by relocation median island curbs and re-striping to accommodate three travel lanes (providing for continuity of the established striping pattern east and west of the project site), and by removing an abandoned turn pocket between North Blythe and North Milburn Avenues and replacing it with a landscaped median island. These project components will not widen the existing Herndon Avenue right-of-way or increase its planned expressway traffic capacity rating.

Contact Information
Will Tackett
City of Fresno
Lead/Public Agency
2600 Fresno Street
Fresno, CA 93721-3604

Phone : (559) 621-8063



Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
S:15301,15302 C:1,32
Reasons for Exemption
Section 15301/Class 1 exempts the repair, maintenance… or minor alteration of existing public structures and facilities, involving negligible or no expansion beyond that existing at the time a CEQA determination is made on the project. Subsection 15301(c) specifically notes that this exemption applies to existing highways and streets, sidewalks, gutters, bicycle and pedestrian trails, and similar facilities. The right-of-way width of Herndon Avenue, as adopted in the City of Fresno Official Plan line for this street, and its General Plan Circulation Element classification as an expressway (see attached General Plan Figure MT-1) will not be changed by the project. The planned traffic capacity of Herndon Avenue will not be changed by the project, and it will not result in increased traffic volumes, just less congestion through median island modification and re-striping. Replacement of the turn pocket which had served a former segment of North Blythe Avenue whose alignment was relocated, and replacing that turn pocket with landscaped median island, will not change roadway capacity and will result in a reduced risk of accidents.

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