Whitney Portal Storm Damage Permanent Restoration Project


SCH Number
Public Agency
Inyo County
Document Title
Whitney Portal Storm Damage Permanent Restoration Project
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
During a large storm in Jan 2017, rockfall covered the Whitney Portal Rd, damaging the roadway for appro. 250' ft and a 200' section of guardrail. The project location is 10.5 mi west of the junction with hwy 395, and is limited to the existing roadways. Construction activities will include roadway excavation of the damaged areas, placing base and asphalt hot mix and other appurtenances including roadside markers, pavement markings and rumble strips, and replacing the damaged guardrail. Staging will occur in existing pullouts and existing roadway. The Whitney Portal Rd serves one of the most popular trailheads in the Eastern Sierra, as well as private residences and a business.

Contact Information

Ashley Helms
Agency Name
Inyo County
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Other Location Info
Lone Pine

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15301 c2
Reasons for Exemption
Replacement or reconstruction of existing facilities where the new structure will be located at the same site as the structure replaced and will have substantially the same purpose and capacity. Work and staging for this project will only occur within the roadway and pull outs.

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