Tuolumne Road North serves as a major collector route between the Tuolumne Town site and the community of Twain Harte. Two four-foot deep sinkholes under the Tuolumne Road North opened up during a storm, undermining the asphalt in the southbound lane in both locations. County crews removed the compromised pavement, excavated and dewatered the sinkholes, temporarily stabilized the roadway with rock and cold path. The proposed project includes the emergency work previously completed, and further road stabilization measures, including the paving of the road surface.
Emergency Project: S: 21080(b)(4), 15269(b)(c)
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 Tuolumne Road North, an existing roadway facility, is categorically exempt as defined in Section 15301.