Italian Bar Road from the Columbia/west die is a narrow, mostly one-lane-wide gravel road, cut on the steep slope of the ravine above the South Fork of the Stanislaus River, providing roadway access to the Jupiter area. Five locations, totaling 304 lineal feet of the roadway fill, which stabilizes the roadway, has slipped. The stabilization and structural repair to the road is needed, including the embankment.
Italian Bar Road from the Twain Harte/east side traverses the edge of a ravine above the South Fork of the Stanislaus River. One landslide, 100 feet in length, has slipped and is partially blocking the roadway. The roadway embankment, and portions of the road itself, requires stabilization with an engineered wall system, and reconstruction of roadway.
After reviewing the project and its setting, the Environmental Coordinator for the County of Tuolumne has determined that the project is exempt from review under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) pursuant to Section 15269 and Section 15301 of the State CEQA Guidelines. Emergency repair and restoration projects are statutorily exempt, as defined in Section 15269 and the repair of Italian Bar Road, an existing roadway facility, is categorically exempt as defined in Section 15301.