Road D112 North Branch Tule River Bridge (No. 46C-0004) Replacement Project

Summary

SCH Number
2020040267
Lead Agency
Tulare County
Document Title
Road D112 North Branch Tule River Bridge (No. 46C-0004) Replacement Project
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
4/22/2020
Project Applicant
Tulare County Resource Management Agency
Present Land Use
existing bridge

Document Description
Tulare County (County) proposes to replace the existing Road D 11 2 Bridge over the North Branch of the South Branch of the Tule River with a new 36-foot wide structure carrying 12-foot travel lanes and 4-foot shoulders in each direction. The replacement bridge will consist of a four-cell grade-top box culvert with I 0-foot wide by 5-foot tall openings. Project improvements would extend approximately 200 feet south to Bridge 46C-0003 and approximately 400 feet north of Bridge 46C-0004. Construction would require removal of the existing structure; therefore, Road D112 would be closed with in the Project area for the duration of construction. Detour routes would be provided; however, no improvements along the detour routes are proposed. Temporary construction easements from adjacent private parcels would be necessary to complete the Project; however, no permanent right-of-way would be required in adjacent parcels, and the Project would not encroach into the nearby Union Pacific Railroad right-of-way.

Contact Information
Hector Guerra, Chief Environmental Planner
Tulare County Resource Management Agency
5961 S. Mooney Blvd.
Visalia, CA 93277

Phone : (559) 624-7000
hguerra@co.tulare.ca.us

Location

Cities
Tipton
Counties
Tulare
Regions
Unincorporated
Railways
Union Pacific
Waterways
Tule River
Township
21 S
Range
24 E
Section
13
Base
MDBM
Other Location Info
Bridge 46C-0004 carries Road D112 (also known as I Street) over the North Branch of the South Branch of the Tule River. The Project is located approximately two (2) miles north of the community of Tipton. The bridge is located within Sections 13 & 24 of Township 21 S, Range 24 & 25 E.

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Title 14, Cal Code Regulation Guideline Sec. 15302, Class 2 Replacement or Reconstruction (c)
Reasons for Exemption
This action is consistent with Class 2 Section 15302, Replacement or Reconstruction (c), as activities associated with the project will include replacement of existing facilities with negligible or no expansion of capacity. Also, consistent with Section 15300.4, Application by Public Agencies, the County of Tulare Board of Supervisors adopted an exemption for the construction of the aforementioned facilities per the Tulare County Guidelines for the Implementation of California Environmental Quality Act of 1970, Number 300 Section 111. CATEGORICAL EXEMPTIONS Class 2: Replacement or Reconstruction (c). As such, Sections 15302 and 15300.4 are applicable and appropriate for this project.

Attachments

Notice of Exemption
NOE_D112 North Branch_4-22-20   PDF 104 K

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