Paramount Boulevard Median Island Improvements


SCH Number
Public Agency
City of Downey
Document Title
Paramount Boulevard Median Island Improvements
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The City of Downey proposes to construct a series of raised medians as safety enhancements and to improve traffic flow and circulation along Paramount Boulevard, a major arterial road, between Leeds Street and Firestone Boulevard. The project consists of removing existing striped median/pavement, installing raised concrete median island with landscaping and irrigation, left- turn lanes, signage/striping, repair of miscellaneous concrete surfaces, AC pavement grinding and the construction of rubberized asphalt concrete overlay on lanes adjacent to the new median islands constructed. Once the these improvements are completed, traffic throughput and safety along Paramount Boulevard will greatly Improve.

Contact Information

Jim G. Bautista, P.E.
Agency Name
City of Downey
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Los Angeles
Cross Streets
Paramount Boulevard - From Leeds Street to Firestone Boulevard

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15301c, Class 1 & 3 - 15033d
Reasons for Exemption
This project only involves the installation of raised median islands replacing the existing painted median, as well as minor street improvements which fall under repair, maintenance, and safety improvements of existing public facilities, and does not involve any expansion beyond what is existing. Based on the attached, Exhibit 6-F, Categorical Exemption/Categorical Exclusion Determination Form, the State has determined that the project is a Categorical Exclusion under: 23 CFR 771. 117(c}: activity (c}( 4 J.


Notice of Exemption

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