Fortuna Median Roadside Safety Project (EA 01-0G610)


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Transportation, District 1 (DOT)
Document Title
Fortuna Median Roadside Safety Project (EA 01-0G610)
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The project proposes to remove the vegetated areas adjacent to the median and barrier rails. The purpose of the project is to improve roadside safety. The project would improve safety by (1) reducing the need for high risk/exposure maintenance associated with vegetation management; (2) increasing the ability for motorists to recover from potential collisions; and (3) reducing the potential for animal-related collisions. Collisions have occurred during lane closures due to maintenance of vegetated areas; multiple sightings of grazing wildlife in these areas which pose an increased risk for animal/vehicular collisions.

Contact Information

Clancy De Smet
Agency Name
CA Dept. of Transportation (Caltrans)
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency

Agency Name
Caltrans, District 1
Contact Types
Project Applicant


Alton, Loleta, Fortuna
Cross Streets
The project is located on Highway 101 between PM 57.14 and PM 67.79.

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Class 1(c). (PRC 21084; 14 CCR 15300 et seq.)
Reasons for Exemption
Air quality, biological, hazardous waste, noise, visual, and water quality reviews have been completed by qualified specialists, and there are no anticipated impacts to environmental resources.


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