But 70 Clean California Beautification and Safety


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Transportation, District 3 (DOT)
Document Title
But 70 Clean California Beautification and Safety
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) proposes to make improvements on State Route (SR) 70 in the City of Oroville in response to the Clean California State Beautification Program of 2021 authorized under Assembly Bill 149. The improvements would occur at two locations on SR 70 between post miles (PM) 13.58 and 14.83. The SR 70 at Montgomery Avenue and SR 162 interchanges are the gateway to Oroville. As such, the addition of aesthetic treatment and slope paving under SR 70 will restore and beautify the communities appearance to the traveling public. The purpose of the proposed project is to advance equity for underserved communities by implementing transformative beautification projects on the state highway system and by improving the aesthetics of public spaces within the public right of way.

Contact Information

Rajpreet Bihala
Agency Name
CA Dept of Transportation
Job Title
Associate Environmental Planner
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency / Project Applicant


Citywide, Countywide, Northern California, Statewide
State Highways
SR 70
Other Location Info
State Route (SR) 70 between postmiles (PM) 13.58 and 14.83 and in Butte County

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15301; Existing Facilities
Reasons for Exemption
The project meets 15301 criteria consisting of "...the operation, repair, maintenance, permitting, leasing, licensing, or minor alteration of existing public or private structures, facilities, mechanical equipment, or topographical features involving negligible or no expansion of existing or former use."
County Clerk


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