The project will result in the placement of asphalt concrete overlays, traffic striping, and shoulder backing on Fresno County Roads in ten different locations (see attached project list). The stretches of road to be
improved by this project are showing signs of distress such as alligator, block, longitudinal, and transverse cracking, and this project aims to extend the useful life the of these county roads.
A Notice of Exemption was prepared for Environmental Review (ER) No. 7579 for the Road Maintenance and Rehabilitation Account Asphalt Concrete Overlays Project. An additional location on North A venue (from Maple Avenue to Chestnut Avenue) has been added. All other listed locations from ER 7579 remain unchanged and have been included in the attached location list.
The project meets the criteria for a class 1 exemption according to Section 15301, which includes the repair, maintenance, and minor alteration of existing structures, to include existing highways and streets. No cumulative impacts in regards to air quality, traffic, or population growth were identified. Additionally, no scenic resources (Caltrans), flood zones (FEMA), wetlands (USFW), hazardous waste sites (NEPAssist) or historic resources will be affected.