US 101/University Avenue Pedestrian Overcrossing and Interchange Improvements


SCH Number
Lead Agency
East Palo Alto, City of (City of East Palo Alto)
Document Title
US 101/University Avenue Pedestrian Overcrossing and Interchange Improvements
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption

Document Description
The City of East Palo Alto, in cooperation with Caltrans, proposes to construct a 12-foot wide Class 1 facility which includes 560-foot long, four-span pedestrian overcrossing (POC) over U.S. 101 in separate structure on the north side of the existing U.S. 101/University Avenue interhnage between Donohoe Street and Woodland Avenue. Additionally, the existing southbound US 101 to westbound University Avenue loop off-ramp will be widened from three to four lanes to include two left turn two righr turn lanes at University Avenue. The northbound US 101 loop off-ramp will also be realigned with a tighter radius curve. A staging area is proposed in the empty lot (APN #063-292-190) on Donohoe Street across from the terminus of the northbound off-ramp. The equipment anticipated to be used includes several backhoes, air compressors, rotary drilling rig, several concrete pumps, lattic boom lifting cranes for lifting rebar cages, and pavers, rollers, loaders, and crawlers.

Contact Information
Guido F. Persicone
City of East Palo Alto
1960 Tate Street
East Palo Alto, CA 94303

Phone : (650) 853-3117


East Palo Alto
San Mateo
State Highways
US 101
Other Information
University Avenue Interchange

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Class 1 - S: 15301
Reasons for Exemption
The project proposes the additions of a Class 1 facility and minor modifications to an existing interchange. The interchange modifications are operational in nature and would not substantially increase capacity. The project would not result in a significant impact due to unusual circumstances, damage scenic resources, affect a historic resource, or a result in a cumulative impact.

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