Lovers Lane Operational Improvements and Rehabilitation Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
California Department of Transportation, District 6 (DOT)
Document Title
Lovers Lane Operational Improvements and Rehabilitation Project
Document Type
MND - Mitigated Negative Declaration
Present Land Use
Transportation, Residential and Commercial

Document Description
Caltrans in cooperation with the City of Visalia is proposing several operational improvements on State Route 198, and State Route 216 in Tulare County. The operational improvements consist of widening Lovers Lane below the State Route 198 undercrossing between the State Route 198 eastbound on and off ramps and Mineral King Avenue. Additional work also includes improving the following four intersections: Lovers Lane (State Route 216) at Mineral King Avenue, Lovers Lane at State Route 198 on the eastbound on-ramps and off-ramps, Lovers Lane at Noble Avenue and State Route 198 on the westbound on-ramps and off-ramps at Mineral King Avenue. The project also proposes to extend the life of the existing pavement along State Route 216 (Lovers Lane) by rehabilitating the existing pavement and including all pertinent standards as required by the 3R Program (resurfacing, restoration, and rehabilitation). State Route 216 (Houston Avenue) between Lovers Lane and McAuliff would be overlayed to extend the service life of the roadway.

Contact Information
Richard Putler
Senior Environmental Planner
Lead/Public Agency
2015 E Shields Avenue, Suite 200
Fresno, CA 93726

Phone : (559) 304-6599


36°19'40.8"N 119°15'39.2"W
Cross Streets
Houston Ave/McAuliff Ct
Total Acres
Parcel #
State Highways
198 and 63
Golden Oak Elem., Valley Oak Middle, Golden West High School
Mill Creek, St. Johns River and Evans Ditch

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Type
Transportation:Highway/Freeway (Operational improvements and rehabilitation)
Local Action
General Plan Element
Project Issues
Aesthetics Air Quality Biological Resources Drainage/Absorption Greenhouse Gas Emissions Hazards & Hazardous Materials Hydrology/Water Quality Noise Population/Housing Public Services Recreation Transportation Utilities/Service Systems Vegetation Wetland/Riparian Climate Change
Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board (ARB) California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Central Region 4 (CDFW) California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) California Department of Parks and Recreation California Department of Water Resources (DWR) California Highway Patrol (CHP) California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC) California Natural Resources Agency California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Valley Fresno Region 5 (RWQCB) California State Lands Commission (SLC) California Transportation Commission (CATC) Central Valley Flood Protection Board Office of Historic Preservation Sierra Nevada Conservancy State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality


Draft Environmental Document [Draft IS, NOI_NOA_Public notices, OPR Summary Form, Appx,]
06-0W900 ISMND to SCH   PDF 14438 K 06-0W900 MND to SCH   PDF 170 K 06-0W900 Summary form for Submittal   PDF 663 K 06-0W900_ pubnotice_3-1-2021   PDF 500 K 06-0W900_ pubnotice_span_3-1-2021   PDF 507 K
Notice of Completion [NOC] Transmittal form
06-0W900_NOC Signed and OCR 3-4-2021   PDF 414 K

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