Caltrans 2 (Redding)
(California Department of Transportation, District 2)
Butterfly Two Wolf Creek Rock Fence
NOE - Notice of Exemption
The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), using State and federal funding allocated for the State Highway Operation and Protection Program, is proposing to replace rock-fall fencing on State Route 70 in Plumas County at nine locations (post mile 36.81 - 36.82, 50.86 - 50.96, 51.93 - 52.05, 54.00 - 54.25, 56.58 - 56.65, 61.37 - 61.49, 61 .88 - 61.90, 61.95 - 61.99, and 62.44 - 62.49) and replace culverts at three locations (post mile 50.89, 61.87, and 61.97). In addition, rock-fall fencing would be replaced on SR 89 in Plumas County between post mile 25.14 and 25.18. The purpose of the project is to provide an efficient, easily maintained barrier that prevents rocks from reaching the traveled way, reduces worker exposure, and improves safety for the traveling public. The project is needed because the existing rock fences are difficult to maintain and are ineffective in their current condition.
The California Department of Transportation has determined the project to be categorically exempt in accordance with Section 15302 (Replacement or Reconstruction) Class 2- Replacement or reconstruction of existing structures and facilities where the new structure will be located on the same site as the structure replaced and will have substantially the same purpose and capacity as the structure replaced. The project would not have a significant effect on the environment.