The Public Works Department Plants to conduct repairs to an existing bridge over Italian Slough. The bridge was built in 1950 and is now in need of maintenance. The purpose of this project is to repair eroded areas around the bridge abutments and repair deteriorating elements on the bridge. The project includes stabilizing eroded areas near the bridge structures, as well as replacement of missing and deteriorating timbers along the length of the bridge as needed. In order to avoid impacts to nesting migratory birds and the Delta Fish species, the work will be conducted during the dry season, anticipated to occur during the month of September. Further, in order to access the work area around the abutments without creating sediment impacts in the slough, the contractor will either dewater the immediate areas around the abutments using clean materials such as sandbags or work in the wet using a weighted floating still curtain.
The project consists of the repair of an existing public structure, involving negligible or no expansion of use beyond that existing at the time of the lead agency's determination; pursuant to Section 15301(b) of the CEQA Guidelines.