Milepost 132.77 Irrigation Pipeline Crossing Replacement on W. Cerini Avenue Bridge


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Water Resources (DWR)
Document Title
Milepost 132.77 Irrigation Pipeline Crossing Replacement on W. Cerini Avenue Bridge
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The California Department of Water Resources will contract with Diversified Project Services International, Inc. (DPSI) to replace a leaking 700-foot, 12-inch diameter aluminum irrigation pipe located at MP 132.77 on the W. Cerini Avenue Bridge. Two trenches will be excavated, one on the west side and one on the east side of W. Cerini Avenue. The new HDPE piping will be hung from east to west through existing hanging pipe supports on the bridge. The HDPE pipeline will also be placed through 40-foot long, 16-inch diameter, carbon steel pipe casings located under the east and the west road crossings. Once the HDPE pipeline is ready to be tied into the system, the existing aluminum pipe will be disconnected from the tie-in points and the new HDPE pipeline will be connected to the tie-in points. DPSI will visually inspect the new HDPE line as it is installed and will perform noninvasive tests to identify any voids in the welds; they will also complete a post-installation flow test to identify any pipe leaks. Local farming operations will benefit.

Contact Information


Southern California
Cross Streets
Where W. Cerini Avenue Bridge crosses the Californai Aqueduct
California Aqueduct
Other Location Info
Work will take place in Fresno County at milepost (MP) 132.77 of the California Aqueduct (Aqueduct), where the W. Cerini Avenue Bridge crosses the Aqueduct. MP 132.77 is located about 10.39 miles northwest of where the Fresno-Coalinga Road crosses the Aqueduct.

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15301 (Existing Facilities)
Reasons for Exemption
Work involves repair of an existing, leaking irrigation pipeline that crosses the Aqueduct. Although the repair requires replacement of the existing pipe, there will be no expansion of the existing use. Categorical Exemption 15301 (Existing Facilities) applies.


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