Nevada 49 Corridor Improvement Project Draft EIR

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SCH Number
Lead Agency
California Department of Transportation, District 3 (DOT)
Document Title
Nevada 49 Corridor Improvement Project Draft EIR
Document Type
EIR - Draft EIR
Present Land Use
Document Description
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.

Contact Information

Kristen Stubblefield
Agency Name
Caltrans - District 3
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency / Project Applicant


Grass Valley
State Highways

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Types
Transportation:Highway/Freeway (Operational Improvements)
Local Actions
General Plan Element
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Economics/Jobs, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Noise, Population/Housing, Transportation
Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board (ARB), California Department of Conservation (DOC), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, North Central Region 2 (CDFW), 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 Highway Patrol (CHP), California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Natural Resources Agency, California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Valley Sacramento Region 5 (RWQCB), 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


Notice of Completion [NOC] Transmittal form

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