Siskiyou 5 Clear Recovery Zone


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Transportation, District 2 (DOT)
Document Title
Siskiyou 5 Clear Recovery Zone
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), using State and federal funds, is proposing a roadside safety improvement project on Interstate 5 in Siskiyou County at 14 locations from post mile (PM) R9.93 to R68.10. The purpose of the project is to reduce the severity of runoff- the-road collisions on Interstate 5 in Siskiyou County. The project is needed because these locations do not currently have traversable fill slopes adjacent to the shoulder in the clear recovery zone (CRZ) or there are obstacles within the CRZ. The proposed improvements to the CRZ in the northbound and southbound lanes of Interstate 5 would include providing a minimum 30-foot-wide CRZ with traversable slopes, removing fixed objects, and extending culverts. Vegetation removal would consist of clearing trees within the CRZ and clearing trees and shrubs in fill/cut areas or where culvert work is planned.

Contact Information

Keith Pelfrey
Agency Name
Caltrans, District 2
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency

Agency Name
California Department of Transportation
Contact Types
Project Applicant


Other Location Info
The proposed project includes improvements at 14 locations on Interstate 5 in Siskiyou County, from post mile R9.93 to R68.10.

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15301 Existing Facilities - Class 1(c)
Reasons for Exemption
The California Department of Transportation has determined the project to be categorically exempt in accordance with Section 15301 {Existing Facilities) Class 1- Operation, repair, maintenance, permitting, leasing, licensing, or minor alteration of existing public or private structures, facilities, mechanical equipment, or topographical features, involving negligible or no expansion of use beyond that existing at the time of the lead agency's determination. The project would have no significant effect on the environment.


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