299 Curve Improvement

Summary

SCH Number
2022010388
Public Agency
California Department of Transportation, District 1 (DOT)
Document Title
299 Curve Improvement
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
1/24/2022
Document Description
This safety improvement project is located in Humboldt County on State Route 299 from postmile (PM) 30.70 to PM 33.35. The project proposes to improve curves at three locations, widen shoulders to widths that vary between four and eight feet throughout the project limits, replace or modify culverts, replace existing metal beam guardrail with Midwest Guardrail System guardrail, and apply rumble strips and wet night visibility thermoplastic striping on the edge of the traveled way. The purpose of this project is to improve safety for motorists, pedestrians, and bicyclists, and to reduce the frequency and severity of collisions within the project limits. This project is needed due to a rate of collisions within the project limits are three times higher than the statewide average.

Contact Information

Name
Zachary
Agency Name
California Department of Transportation
Job Title
Associate Environmental Planner
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency / Project Applicant

Location

Counties
Humboldt
Regions
Countywide
Total Acres
122.07
Parcel #
State of California
State Highways
SR 299
Railways
NA
Airports
NA
Schools
NA
Waterways
Willow Creek
Township
6N
Range
4E
Section
15
Base
Humboldt
Other Location Info
SR 299 PM/PM 30.7/33.5

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
PRC 21084 and 14 CCR 15300
Reasons for Exemption
The curve improvement locations would include the construction of three Rail Element Walls (REW) at Location A (PM 31.40-31.66), Location B (PM 32.00-31.66), and Location C (PM 32.91-33.12). The REW would consist of Soldier Pile Ground Anchor or Mechanically Stabilized Earth walls. Fifteen culverts would receive modifications to inlets or outlets to accommodate road widening or be replaced according to culvert condition. Biological, cultural, visual, water quality, air, noise, greenhouse gas, energy, and hazardous materials reviews have been completed. The project would occur on Existing Facilities and would result in no adverse impacts to aforementioned resources.
County Clerk
Humboldt

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