Avenue 80 Railroad Crossing Improvements Project


SCH Number
Public Agency
Tulare County
Document Title
Avenue 80 Railroad Crossing Improvements Project
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Present Land Use
existing railroad crossing
Document Description
The purpose of the proposed project is to improve the safety of the railroad crossing by improving the railroad crossing located on Avenue 80 and Road 128/Bishop Drive off-ramp intersection. The project includes pavement reconstruction and resurfacing up to the Railroad tracks, reconstruction of approximately 80 feet of an asphalt dike in front of railroad warning devices, and related improvements (signing/striping, etc.). No additional right-of-way will be acquired and no construction work outside the existing right-of-way will occur. Construction activities will include roadway excavation, placement of aggregate base and pavement, and signing/striping installation, This project is funded by the Railway-Highway Crossings (Section 130) Program. Thus, this project will provide a public benefit by improving safety and security of the public by improving the transportation infrastructure for the general population in the region and motorists using these facilities. Construction is anticipated to begin during the 3rd Quarter 2020.

Contact Information

Hector Guerra, Chief Environmental Planner
Agency Name
Tulare County Resource Management Agency
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency

Agency Name
Tulare County Public Works, 5961 S. Mooney Blvd., Visalia, CA 93277
Contact Types
Project Applicant


Cross Streets
Avenue 80 and Road 128/Bishop Drive off-ramp intersection
State Highways
SR 99
Union Pacific
Deer Creek and various Pixley Irrigation District canals and ditches
23 S
25 E
Other Information
The project is located on Avenue 80 between Road 126 and Road 128/Bishop Dr.

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Title 14, Cal Code Regulation Guideline Sec. 15301, Existing Facilities (c)
Reasons for Exemption
This action is consistent with Section 15301 Class 1, Existing Facilities (c) Existing highways and streets, sidewalks, gutters, bicycle and pedestrian trails, and similar facilities. 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, Section 300 (c)(14). Therefore, the application of CEQA Section 15301 and Tulare County Guidelines for the Implementation ofCEQA of 1970, Section 300 (c)(!4) are applicable and appropriate for this project.


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