SR-99 Corridor Bikeway Facility Phase 5 20th Street Overcrossing (Bikeway 99 Phase 5) (Project)

3 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
City of Chico
Document Title
SR-99 Corridor Bikeway Facility Phase 5 20th Street Overcrossing (Bikeway 99 Phase 5) (Project)
Document Type
MND - Mitigated Negative Declaration
Present Land Use
The City of Chico 2030 General Plan designates the Project area as a Regional Commercial zone.
Document Description
The City of Chico (City), in cooperation with the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), proposes to construct a Class I bikeway street overcrossing above East 20th Street, while establishing a bikeway gap closure along the east side of SR 99 corridor. The Project is located in Township 22 North, Range 1 East in the City of Chico, within Butte County, California (Figure 1. Project Vicinity, Figure 2. Project Location). The completed Bikeway 99 Corridor will serve as a continuous alternative transportation and recreational route from Eaton Road to Skyway, spanning nearly 7 miles. The current lack of a safe and direct pedestrian/bike path discourages residents from walking or biking to local schools, job centers, commercial areas, and public services. This Project will connect people to goods and services including the Chico Mall. The bikeway overcrossing would provide a link to both sides of East 20th Street and Business Lane, offering access to local restaurants and businesses (Figure 3. Project Features). The bikeway would enhance the safety of pedestrians and bicyclists by creating a route that is separate from traffic congestion on East 20th Street. Additional safety features of the path include lighting, security cameras and the removal of thick vegetation in order to increase visibility on the bikeway. The ramp structure will include the installment of lighting, fencing, and/or the use of other techniques (i.e., physical barriers) to discourage graffiti and loitering. The design of the bridge, as selected through an extensive public outreach effort, is intended to incorporate the history, culture and overall atmosphere of Chico. See NOC for Full Details.

Contact Information

Tracy R. Bettencourt
Agency Name
City of Chico
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency

Agency Name
City of Chico
Contact Types
Project Applicant


Cross Streets
East 20th Street, adjacent to SR-99 on and off ramps
Total Acres
Parcel #
002-420-021-000 (+ multiple)
State Highways
Amtrak Service
Big Chico Creek, Comanche Creek (+ multiple)

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board (ARB), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, North Central Region 2 (CDFW), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Water Resources (DWR), California Highway Patrol (CHP), California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Natural Resources Agency, California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Valley Redding Region 5 (RWQCB), Central Valley Flood Protection Board, Delta Protection Commission, Delta Stewardship Council, Department of Toxic Substances Control, California Department of Transportation, District 3 (DOT)
State Reviewing Agency Comments
California Department of Transportation, District 3 (DOT)
Development Types
Recreational (Phase 5 of the SR-99 Corridor Bikeway Facility)
Local Actions
General Plan Element
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Cumulative Effects, Flood Plain/Flooding, Geology/Soils, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Land Use/Planning, Noise, Population/Housing, Public Services, Recreation, Transportation, Vegetation, Wetland/Riparian, Wildfire


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