Beech Avenue between State Avenue and E. Tulare Avenue Reconstruction and Resurfacing Project

Summary

SCH Number
2017118222
Lead Agency
Shafter, City of (City of Shafter)
Document Title
Beech Avenue between State Avenue and E. Tulare Avenue Reconstruction and Resurfacing Project
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received

Document Description
Reconstruct and resurface approximately ¼ mile of Beech Avenue, including Beech Avenue/E Tulare Avenue intersection; and complete the pavement on the west side of beech Avenue, the south side of E. Tulare Avenue, and the north side of Blake Avenue within the project boundaries to facilitate the installation of curb and gutter and ADA compliant ramps at the intersection corners. All work will occur within existing City right-of-way. The project will include removal of the pavement section to subgrade and replacement with asphalt concrete over compacted Class II base. The maximum depth of excavation will be 36 inches. Additional work may also include repairing/replacing any damaged curb, gutter, or sidewalk within the material will become the property of the contractor who will either properly dispose of, or recycle, the material.

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

(661) 746-5002

Location

Cities
Shafter
Counties
Kern
Cross Streets
State Avenue, E. Tulare Ave
Township
28S
Range
25E
Section
10,11
Other Information
Right-of-way of Beech Ave, approx 50 feet north of the north right-of-way of State Ave; approx 75 feet north of intersection with E. Tulare Ave

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 of an existing street and constructing ADA compliant handicap ramps 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 of traffic speeds in the area. There are no visual resources that will be affected by the project. There are no sensitive species, habitat, listed critical, or wetlands on, adjacent to, or near the project. No trees or tree branches will be affected or removed by the project. No property will be acquired for the project. No materials will be discharged into water resources or wetlands. No utility lines, poles, trees, fences, mail boxes, or traffic signals will be affected by the project. There are no hazardous materials sites on, adjacent to, or near the project site. No Farmland will be affected by the project. No structures will be removed or relocated by the project. No mineral resources will be affected by the project. Therefore, it can be determined with certainty that there is no possibility that the proposed reconstruction and resurfacing Beech Ave., or the resurfacing of the portion of Beech Ave between E. Lerdo Hwy and State Ave will have a potential effect on the environment.
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