State Route 99 Highway Planting and Irrigation Project


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Transportation, District 6 (DOT)
Document Title
State Route 99 Highway Planting and Irrigation Project
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
This is a Highway planting and irrigation project that was split from its parent project (10-3A720) Mer 99 Rehab project in Atwater. This project will plant trees, shrubs and groundcover at the interchange at SR 99 and Atwater-Merced Expressway. Soil disturbance will be limited to trenching and planting activities. Trench depth for irrigation will be 18” maximum. Planting hole depth will be 18” maximum. All disturbance soil will be back fill. Project working limit is within Caltrans right of way. The purpose of this project is to minimize visual impact for existing oleanders that will be removed from the median under 10-3A720.

Contact Information

Jennifer Lugo
Agency Name
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency

Agency Name
California Department of Transportation
Contact Types
Project Applicant


Other Location Info
In Merced County on State Route 99 within the City of Atwater (PM 9.5 to PM 20.7).

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Class 4. (PRC 21084; 14 CCR 15300 et seq.)
Reasons for Exemption
The project is a planting project. There is not a reasonable possibility that the project will have a significant effect on the environment.


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