Los Gatos Creek Trail to Highway 9 Trailhead Connector


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Transportation, District 4 (DOT)
Document Title
Los Gatos Creek Trail to Highway 9 Trailhead Connector
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The Town of Los Gatos proposes to construct two new connections to the Los Gatos Creek Trail from Highway 9. The Los Gatos Creek Trail is located along the east side of Los Gatos Creek. The project consists of three main components: (1) a southern trail alignment from University Avenue to Los Gatos Creek, (2) a clear-span, prefabricated bridge over Los Gatos Creek connecting the southern alignment to the existing Los Gatos Creek Trail, and (3) a northern alignment connecting the existing sidewalk on westbound Highway 9 to the Los Gatos Creek Trail. The northern and southern alignments would consist of new ramps providing pedestrian and bicycle access down to the trail. Retaining walls would be installed for the northern and southern alignments for support. The clear-span, prefabricated bridge would not have footings within the creek channel. The bridge and retaining walls would be within Caltrans right-of-way and, therefore, would be designed and installed per Caltrans guidelines.

Contact Information

Michelle Quinney
Agency Name
Town of Los Gatos
Contact Types
Project Applicant / Parties Undertaking Project

Ellen Doudna
Agency Name
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Los Gatos
Santa Clara
Los Gatos Creek
Other Location Info
The project is located at the intersection of the Los Gatos Creek Trail with Highway 9.

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
CEQA Section 15301, Existing Facilties
Reasons for Exemption
The project proposes improvements to an existing bicycle and pedestrian trail. No exceptions barring the use of a categorical exemption apply to the project.
County Clerk
Santa Clara


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