California Department of Transportation, District 3
Nevada 49 Corridor Improvement Project Draft EIR
EIR - Draft EIR
Present Land Use
This project improve safety, operations, and mobility on State Route 49 in Nevada County from post mile 10.8 to R13.3 through the addition of northbound and southbound truck climbing lanes outside an urbanized area, 14’-22’ median with barrier, 8’-10’ shoulders, right turn lanes, and two at-grade access-controlled intersections. This project will be built in three phases of construction based on funding availability. This project will improve safety, operations, and mobility of vehicular traffic, pedestrians, and cyclists on State Route (SR) 49 by: 1) Constructing northbound and southbound truck climbing lanes / segments of auxiliary lanes to improve operations, 2) Reducing the severity and frequency of collisions at public road intersections and roadways, 3) Reducing cross-centerline collisions, 4) Improving the roadway to meet current design standards and improve vertical curve sight distance, 5) Providing a 12’ x 12’ animal crossing that would assist in avoiding collisions between vehicles and animals, 6) Implementing identified improvements in the Nevada County Active Transportation Plan, which identifies SR 49 as needing Class III bicycle facilities and providing adequate shoulders for disabled vehicles and California Highway Patrol enforcement activities.
California Air Resources Board (ARB), California Department of Conservation (DOC), California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Transportation, District 3 (DOT), California Department of Water Resources (DWR), California Governor's Office of Emergency Services (OES), California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Natural Resources Agency, California Transportation Commission (CATC), Central Valley Flood Protection Board, Department of Toxic Substances Control, Office of Historic Preservation, Sierra Nevada Conservancy, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water, California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Valley Sacramento Region 5 (RWQCB), California Highway Patrol (CHP), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, North Central Region 2 (CDFW)
State Reviewing Agency Comments
California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Valley Sacramento Region 5 (RWQCB), California Highway Patrol (CHP), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, North Central Region 2 (CDFW)
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