HUM - 96 Construct MGS


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Transportation, District 1 (DOT)
Document Title
HUM - 96 Construct MGS
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) is proposing to replace approximately 2,150 feet of existing Metal Beam Guardrail with Midwest Guardrail System (MGS) and construct approximately 7,340 feet of new MGS at four locations between Post Mile (PM) 40.8 and PM 44.8 along State Route (SR) 96 in Humboldt County. Work will include installing new steel posts, installation of WB-31 concrete barrier transition rails, construction of anchor blocks and in-line terminal systems, and use of fiber mat weed control within the project limits, specifically between the communities of Orleans and Somes Bar.

Contact Information

Alexandre Balcerzak
Agency Name
California Department of Transportation
Job Title
Associate Environmental Planner
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Some Bar
State Highways
State Route 96
Klamath River
Other Location Info
Project location is between Post Mile (PM) 40.8 and PM 44.8 along State Route (SR) 96 in Humboldt County.

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Section 15301; Class 1 Existing Facilities
Reasons for Exemption
State Route 96 is an existing facility. All proposed work is within the existing roadway prism. The proposed project includes replacing barrier transition rails, anchor blocks, and upgrading existing guardrail to Midwest Guardrail System (MGS). Soil disturbance associated installing new MGS will include minimization measures, such as driving in steel posts rather than by excavation. There are also multiple gravel pull-outs within the project limits, some of which will be used for construction staging.


Notice of Exemption

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