Rosamond Mojave Pavement Rehabilitation

4 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
California Department of Transportation, District 9 (DOT)
Document Title
Rosamond Mojave Pavement Rehabilitation
Document Type
MND - Mitigated Negative Declaration
Document Description
The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) is currently rehabilitating pavement and upgrading facilities on US 14 from 1.4 miles south of Dawn Road Overcrossing (postmile 4.7) to 0.5 mile north of Silver Queen Road Overcrossing (postmile 12.6) in Kern County. Construction is anticipated to be complete in the Spring of 2022. Prior to construction, during the environmental review period, environmental studies indicated that the Rosamond Mojave Rehabilitation project would not impose significant impacts to the environment. Therefore, Caltrans prepared a California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Categorical Exemption (CE), approving the project. During construction, unanticipated impacts to Joshua trees occurred. As a candidate species under the California Endangered Species Act (CESA), impacts to the Joshua trees resulted in a violation to Fish and Game code Section 2081.1. Both CEQA and CESA require that these impacts be mitigated. Caltrans is proposing to purchase mitigation credits to fulfill mitigation requirements for impacts to six Joshua trees and the associated habitat loss. Caltrans has prepared this Draft Initial Study and Proposed Mitigated Negative Declaration to disclose the project’s impact to Joshua trees as well as the associated mitigation measures to be implemented to offset those impacts.

Contact Information

Kristopher Bason
Agency Name
Caltrans District 9
Job Title
Associate Environmental Planner
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency / Project Applicant


Southern California
State Highways
Rosamond High School

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board (ARB), California Department of Conservation (DOC), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Central Region 4 (CDFW), California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Transportation, District 9 (DOT), California Department of Water Resources (DWR), California Governor's Office of Emergency Services (OES), California Highway Patrol (CHP), California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Natural Resources Agency, California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Lahontan Victorville Region 6 (RWQCB), California Transportation Commission (CATC), Department of Toxic Substances Control, Office of Historic Preservation
Development Types
Transportation:Highway/Freeway (Pavement rehabilitation/facilities upgrade)
Local Actions
Transportation Improvements
Project Issues
Biological Resources


Notice of Completion [NOC] Transmittal form

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