Interstate 80 Weigh Station Changeable Message Sign


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Transportation, District 3 (DOT)
Document Title
Interstate 80 Weigh Station Changeable Message Sign
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
Caltrans proposes to replace a changeable message sign (CMS) east of the weigh station on westbound I-80 near postmile 19.7 in Nevada County. The purpose of this project is to restore the roadway to safe operating conditions. This emergency project is needed as the current CMS has failed. On December 21, 2020, the California Highway Patrol (CHP) reported lights burned out throughout the CMS, rendering it unreadable. As a result of the CMS’s condition, CHP is not able to enforce its regulatory duties. Per inter-agency agreement with CHP, Caltrans is responsible for the signage at this facility. A damage assessment concluded that the sign has degraded beyond repair. The proposed solution is to replace the failed CMS and its obsolete electrical components.

Contact Information

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


Northern California

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15311; Accessory Structures
Reasons for Exemption
This project meets 15311 criteria of consisting of, “…construction, or placement of minor structures accessory to (appurtenant to) existing commercial, industrial, or institutional facilities, including but not limited to: (a) On-premise signs;”.


Notice of Exemption

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