SR 49 Sinkhole Repair


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Transportation, District 3 (DOT)
Document Title
SR 49 Sinkhole Repair
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The California Department of Transportation proposes to make repairs to State Route 49 near postmile 25.2 in Nevada County. The purpose of the project is to maintain safe roadway operating conditions, thereby avoiding long-term closure or failure or threat of failure to the transportation system—which could result in the loss or impairment of life, health, and/or property—should the situation go uncorrected. This emergency project is needed as a sinkhole has opened at the roadway’s edge. Caused by a guardrail post puncturing the culvert, the roadway material has been eroded away resulting in the sinkhole. The proposed solution is to repair the damage by lining the existing 24-inch corrugated metal pipe with non-styrene cured-in-place pipe.

Contact Information

Dana L. Cota
Agency Name
California Department of Transportation
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency / Project Applicant / Parties Undertaking Project / Responsible Agency


Nevada City

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15301; Existing Facilities
Reasons for Exemption
Project meets 15301 criteria of consisting of, “…the operation, repair, maintenance, permitting, leasing, licensing, or minor alteration of existing public or private structures, facilities, mechanical equipment, or topographical features, involving negligible or no expansion of existing or former use.”


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