Road 64 Improvement Project

Summary

SCH Number
2020070161
Lead Agency
Tulare County
Document Title
Road 64 Improvement Project
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
7/8/2020
Project Applicant
Tulare County Public Works, 5961 S. Mooney Blvd., Visalia, CA 93277
Present Land Use
existing roadway

Document Description
The County proposes roadway reconstrnction and bridge replacement along Road 64 between State Route I 98 and A venue 304, and intersection widening at Road 64 and Avenue 304 (roadway reconstruction, bridge replacement and intersection widening). The project consists ofreconstruction of the existing two-lane undivided, 24-foot wide, pavement section to a two-lane undivided, 32-foot wide pavement section. The public right-of-way would be expanded from an existing width of 40 feet to an overall width of 80 feet (which includes a 12-foot travel lane, a 4-foot paved shoulder, a 4-foot unpaved shoulder, and a 20-foot roadside drainage and clear zone on each side). The existing corrugated metal pipe (CMP) at the Mill Creek Ditch crossing of Road 64 will be replaced with a new concrete pipe or box structure. The intersection at Road 64 and Avenue 304 will be widened to accommodate design vehicles, and align with the Road 64 alignment north of Avenue 304. Avenue 304 is currently controlled with stop signs at the Road 64 approaches, and the Avenue 304 approaches are uncontrolled. The project will convert the intersection to an all-way-stop control. The project would require the acquisition of right-of-way and temporary easements from ten parcels along Road 64 and relocation of approximately 19 utility (distribution) poles. Other utility relocations such as phone/cable pedestals, or vault adjustments may be required as well. The project also requires the abandonment of three agricultural wells, two of which are currently in production. 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.

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
Goshen
Counties
Tulare
Regions
Unincorporated
Cross Streets
between State Route 198 and Avenue 304
Parcel #
073-007-003, -007, -009, -010, -011, -012 & 073-080-002, -011, -013, -014
State Highways
State Route 198
Railways
Union Pacific
Schools
Goshen Elementary
Township
18 S
Range
23 E
Section
25
Base
MDBM

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Title 14, Cal Code Regulation Guideline Sec. 15302, Class 2 Replacement or Reconstruction
Reasons for Exemption
This action is consistent with Class 2 Section I 5302, 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. CATEGORlCAL 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_Rd 64 Improvement   PDF 440 K

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