Reasons for Exemption
The project involves reconstruction of an existing City street. The work will not result in any expansion of the roadway beyond the boundaries of the existing right-of-way or increase the number of existing travel lanes. There is no possibility that the proposed reconstruction of an existing street, shoulders, and paved connector road turnouts, or installing new rumble strips and striping will have an significant effect on the environment regarding aesthetics, biological resources, hazardous materials, mineral resources, public services, utilities, agricultural resources, cultural resources, hydrology, water quality, wetlands, noise, or recreation. The project work will occur within the existing road right-of-way. The project is not increasing the number of traffic lanes or the traffic speeds in the area. There are no visual resources that will be affected by the project. There are no sensitive species, habitat, listed critical habitat, or wetlands on, adjacent to, or near the project. No trees or tree branches will be affected or removed by the project. No property will be acquired for the project. No materials will be discharged into water resources or wetlands. No utility lines, poles, trees, fences, mail boxes, or traffic signals will be affected by the project. There are no hazardous materials sites on, adjacent to, or near the project site. No farmland will be affected by the project. No structures will be removed or relocated by the project. No mineral resources will be affected by the project. Therefore, it can be determined with certainty that there is no possibility that the proposed street reconstruction project will have a potential effect on the environment.