Level(3) North Market Boulevard RD1000 Undercrossing


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Fish and Wildlife, North Central Region 2 (CDFW)
Document Title
Level(3) North Market Boulevard RD1000 Undercrossing
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The project is limited to the installation of approximately 1.4 miles of three 1.5-inch diameter high density polyethylene conduits containing new underground fiber optic lines underneath E. Commerce Way, Arena Boulevard, and North Market Boulevard. A section of the project along Arena Boulevard would run underneath the East Drainage Canal. Conduits will be installed using a directional drilling system that is capable of horizontally drilling a pilot hole between underground access vault locations without disturbing the ground surface between access vaults. Access vault locations that will created as a part of the project include two new 30-inch by 48-inch handholes and 6 new 4-foot by 4-foot manholes. After the pilot hole is drilled, the new conduit will be drawn through the hole and later fiber optic cable is drawn through the conduit. No surface ground disturbance is required between access vaults. Where the project would cross the East Drainage Canal, the directional bore path would be 30 feet below the channel and run in between bridge columns. No impacts to the East Drainage Canal or associated habitat are anticipated.

Contact Information

Dylan Wood
Agency Name
Department of Fish and Wildlife
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Northern California
Cross Streets
Along Arena Boulevard approx. 500 feet east of the intersection of Arena Boulevard and Truxel Rd
Other Location Info
East Drainage Canal in the Natomas community

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Type – Class (4); California Code of Regulations, title 14, sections (15304)
Reasons for Exemption
The project is a minor alteration resulting in the installation of three 1.5- inch diameter optic lines in an existing urbanized area. The project does not involve removal of healthy, mature, or scenic trees nor are habitat impacts anticipated.
County Clerk


Notice of Exemption

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