Harney Road Bridge Repair Project


SCH Number
Public Agency
Department of General Services (DGS)
Document Title
Harney Road Bridge Repair Project
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The Harney Road Bridge (Marian Rose White Bridge), located within the Sonoma Development Center in Sonoma County, is a two-lane reinforced concrete bridge that crosses Sonoma Creek. Overland drainage has resulted in erosion in the vicinity of the bridge sidewalk foundation and eastern abutment. The Project will repair the erosion damage, recontour upland areas to direct overland flow away from the abutment into an existing outfall, and apply a patch to the bridge sidewalk in the vicinity of the eastern abutment. No activities will take place below ordinary high water of Sonoma Creek, and thus no in-water work will occur. Concrete pouring would occur in the dry season between June 15 and October 15. The Project will install Controlled Low-Strength Material (CLSM) in the void area beneath the bridge caused by the erosion. Best management practices (BMPs) will be installed to prevent erosion and to prevent any concrete from reaching Sonoma Creek. BMPs include erosion and sediment control consistent with California Stormwater Quality Association (CASQA) Construction Best Management Practices Handbook including straw wattles, silt fencing and hydroseeding with native grass seed.

Contact Information

Jim Martone
Agency Name
Branch Chief, Asset Management Branch, DGS-RESD
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Northern California
Cross Streets
near the intersection of Harney Road and Toyon Road
Other Location Info
Eastern abutment of Harney Road Bridge, at former Sonoma Developmental Center

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Section 15301 (c)(d) Existing Facilities
Reasons for Exemption
The Project involves repair and mitigation of erosion for the express intent of stabilization and rehabilitation of an existing public structure for the purpose of public safety. Section 15301 (c)(d) Existing Facilities, for the repair and maintenance of existing public facilities involving no expansion of existing use. Subsection (c) includes existing streets, sidewalks, gutter, and similar facilities; and subsection (d) includes the rehabilitation of deteriorated or damaged structures to meet current standards of public safety. Other subsections may also apply. The project description includes all applicable BMPs and requirements of permits for working within the bank of a waterway. State confirms that no exceptions apply that would preclude the use of an exemption for this project.


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