The proposed project is located in the City of La Quinta, at the intersection of Jefferson St and Avenue 53. The work includes, but is not limited to, the removal of existing roadway and sidewalk within project limits, installation of new landscaping, and the construction of roundabout, new roadway section and sidewalk. Additional work may include striping and landscaping modifications, and all other items and facilities necessary and incidental to complete the improvements as required.
The proposed project has been determined on the basis of substantial evidence to be exempt from review under CEQA, Section 15301, class 1 and 15302, class 2. The proposed roundabout on Jefferson St at Avenue 53 represents a minor alteration to the roadways. Further, the proposed roundabout will not significantly impact capacity on Jefferson St, nor will it result in significant new impacts that were not and could not have been foreseen at the time the General Plan EIR was prepared.