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

Summary

SCH Number
2019099101
Lead Agency
Chico, City of (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
Received
Project Applicant
City of Chico
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
City of Chico
411 Main Street PO Box 3420
Chico, CA 95927

Phone : (530) 879-6903

Location

Coordinates
39°43'36"N 121°48'27"W
Cities
Chico
Counties
Butte
Cross Streets
East 20th Street, adjacent to SR-99 on and off ramps
Zip
95928
Total Acres
48.9
Parcel #
002-420-021-000 (+ multiple)
State Highways
99
Railways
Amtrak Service
Schools
Multiple
Waterways
Big Chico Creek, Comanche Creek (+ multiple)
Township
22
Range
1E
Section
12

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Type
Recreational (Phase 5 of the SR-99 Corridor Bikeway Facility)
Local Action
General Plan Element
Project Issues
Aesthetic/Visual Air Quality Archaeologic-Historic Biological Resources Flood Plain/Flooding Forest Land/Fire Hazard Geologic/Seismic Noise Population/Housing Balance Public Services Recreation/Parks Toxic/Hazardous Traffic/Circulation Vegetation Water Quality Wetland/Riparian Land Use Cumulative Effects
Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board California Department of Fish and Wildlife, North Central Region 2 California Department of Parks and Recreation California Department of Transportation, District 3 California Department of Water Resources California Highway Patrol California Native American Heritage Commission California Natural Resources Agency California Public Utilities Commission California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Valley Redding Region 5 Central Valley Flood Protection Board Delta Protection Commission Delta Stewardship Council Department of Toxic Substances Control

Attachments

Environmental Document
DraftISMND_BW99P5_09-30-19-website   PDF 5467 K NOI_BW99P5_9-25-19_FINAL   PDF 162 K
NOC
NOC   PDF 3959 K

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