West Branch Cherokee Creek Bridge Replacement

3 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Caltrans, District 10 - Stockton (California Department of Transportation, District 10)
Document Title
West Branch Cherokee Creek Bridge Replacement
Document Type
NEG - Negative Declaration
Present Land Use
Most of the land surrounding the project area is used for livestock grazing

Document Description
The proposed project would demolish the current West Branch Cherokee Creek bridge (Bridge #30-0036, Cherokee Bridge) and replace ii with a new structure. The existing bridge is more than 80 years old, with a soffil elevation of 1,422.7 feet above mean sea level. The guardrails do not meet current Callrans standards and, although the structure currently has 12-foot-wide lanes, there are no shoulders along this area. The proposed bridge design would increase the soffit elevation by 4 feet (to 1,426.7 feet above mean sea level). This would require that the bridge span (length) increase to 31 feet and that the roadway on either end be elevated to match the bridge elevation. The new structure would pass 1,800 cubic feet per second of water flow and provide 2 feet of freeboard (distance from water surface to bottom of bridge soffit), allowing water-borne debris to pass through and prevent the bridge from failing. See NOC for full details.

Contact Information
Janet Bailey
1976 E. Dr. Martin Luther King. Jr.
Stockton, CA 95205

Phone : (209) 948-7690


Cross Streets
SR 45 miles northeast of Copperopolis
State Highways
State Route 4
Nassau Creek

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Project Issues
Biological Resources Greenhouse Gas Emissions Climate Change
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 Water Resources California Highway Patrol California Native American Heritage Commission California Natural Resources Agency Central Valley Flood Protection Board Department of Food and Agriculture Office of Historic Preservation State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Valley Sacramento Region 5


Environmental Document
Summary Form   PDF 110 K WestBranchCherokeeBridge-FocusedIS-DED-101H500-20191002   PDF 6230 K
101H500_NOC   PDF 339 K
State Comments
2019109027_RWQCB   PDF 235 K

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