Bear Creek Culvert Rehabilitation Project

2 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Caltrans 5 (San Luis Obispo) (California Department of Transportation, District 5)
Document Title
Bear Creek Culvert Rehabilitation Project
Document Type
MND - Mitigated Negative Declaration

Document Description
Caltrans proposes to repair a failing structural steel plate pipe culvert in Santa Barbara County on SR 154 at PM 21.3, 0.31 mile west of Paradise Rd. The 9-ft wide by 10-ft tall structural steel plate pipe was installed during construction of SR 154 in 1962 approx 100 ft below the highway. The proposed project involves paving the culvert invert (i.e., the lowest part, or floor, of the culvert) with a 6-in slab of Portland cement concrete and constructing a fish passage structure to remediate the barrier to fish passage created by stream scour at the culvert outlet. A temporary construction easement would be needed from the adjacent property owner in order to provide access to the culvert for equipment and personnel. Construction of an access road and creation of an equipment staging area will require tree and vegetation removal. Temporary stream diversion and dewatering operations would be necessary within Bear Creek as needed to conduct the required work in a dry streambed. Note: See Project for full description.

Contact Information
Jason Wilkinson
California Department of Transportation, District 5
50 Higuera St
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

Phone : (805) 542-4663


Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara
Cross Streets
hwy 154 and Paradise Rd
State Highways
Bear Creek

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Type
Transportation:Other (culvert repair)
Local Action
Site Plan
Project Issues
Aesthetic/Visual Air Quality Biological Resources Wetland/Riparian
Reviewing Agencies
Air Resources Board, Transportation Projects California Department of Fish and Wildlife, South Coast Region 5 California Department of Parks and Recreation California Highway Patrol California Native American Heritage Commission California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Coast Region 3 Department of Fish and Wildlife, Marine Region Department of Water Resources Office of Historic Preservation Resources Agency State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water


Environmental Document
1H630_Bear Creek_IS_DRAFT_signed   PDF 4650 K NOI   PDF 642 K summ form   PDF 459 K
noc   PDF 848 K

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