1K970: MER 165 HAWK System


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Caltrans, District 10 - Stockton (California Department of Transportation, District 10)
Document Title
1K970: MER 165 HAWK System
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Project Applicant
California Department of Transportation

Document Description
The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) proposes installing a Pedestrian Hybrid Beacon (PHB)/High Intensity Activated Crosswalk (HAWK) system at the existing Elim Elementary School crosswalk. The scope of work includes trenching, striping removal, upgrading existing curb ramps to Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliance, installing detectable warning surfaces, and possible Right of Way acquisition and/or construction easements. The purpose of this project is to warn motorists of crossing pedestrians and vehicles stopped at the intersection. The project is needed to reduce the number and severity of traffic collisions near this intersection.

Contact Information
Elizabeth Hummel
Caltrans, Dist. 10
1976 E. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Stockton, CA 95205

Phone : (209) 948-3825


Other Location Info
The project will occur in the community of Hilmar at the intersection of Echo Street and State Route (SR) 165, post mile 33.1, in Merced County.

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Existing Facilities Section 15301
Reasons for Exemption
The project will not affect any sensitive species or their habitat, any cultural or scenic resources, or any other environmentally sensitive resources.


Notice of Exemption
1K970_ CE Signed_04   PDF 257 K 2020040183_MER 165 HAWK   PDF 173 K

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