State Route 41 Stratford Kings River Bridge Geotechnical Investigation Project (Streambed Alteration Agreement No. 1600-2019-0144-R4)


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Central Region 4 (CDFW)
Document Title
State Route 41 Stratford Kings River Bridge Geotechnical Investigation Project (Streambed Alteration Agreement No. 1600-2019-0144-R4)
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The Project involves two (2) 150-foot deep exploratory geotechnical borings for the collection of data to be used in the design phase for the Stratford Kings River Bridge. One (1) boring will occur through the bridge deck into the riverbed, and one (1) will be bored through the roadway into the floodplain of the river. Both borings will be advanced using a truck-mounted drill rig employing the mud rotary punch-core drilling method. Soils data will be collected from the two (2) borings for use evaluating the density, strength, and liquefaction potential of the underlying soils

Contact Information

Javier Mendez
Agency Name
Department of Fish and Wildlife
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency

Agency Name
California Department of Transportation
Contact Types
Project Applicant


Other Location Info
The Project will occur within the State Route 41 right-of-way, centered near post mile 32.26 near its intersection with the Kings River southwest of the community of Stratford in Kings County (Figure 1 ). Specifically, the Project involves two investigative geotechnical borings - one through the bridge deck in the northbound lane, and one through the roadway of the southbound lane, within the floodplain of the river approximately 100 feet from the bridge deck. All Project-related activities will occur from the roadway over and approaching the creek, near latitude 36.180131 / longitude -119.834626 in the east half of Section 19, Township 20 South, Range 20 East, Mount Diablo Baseline and Meridian (MDB&M). The Project Area can be located on the Stratford, California 7.5-minute quadrangle United States Geological Survey (USGS) topographic map.

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Reasons for Exemption
The Project involves basic data collection, research, and resource evaluation activities which do not result in a serious or major disturbance to an environmental resource. No significant environmental impacts will result if the Project is completed under the protective features included in Stream bed Alteration Agreement No. 1600-2019-0144-R4.


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