Apache Avenue Pedestrian Safety and Connectivity Project


SCH Number
Public Agency
El Dorado County
Document Title
Apache Avenue Pedestrian Safety and Connectivity Project
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The County proposes to construct approximately 0.44 miles of mobility improvements along Apache Avenue from the US 50 / State Route 89 intersection, to the Lake Tahoe Environmental Science Magnet School. The following mobility improvements are proposed for Apache Avenue, including a ‘class 1’ shared-use path (a separate trail for non-motorized travel); a sidewalk on the opposite side of the street; maintain ‘class 2’ bike lanes within the Apache Avenue Right of Way; pedestrian-friendly enhancements such as Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) curb ramps, crosswalks, speed feedback signs, and high visibility pavement markings; and water quality improvements such as curb and gutter, sediment capturing structures at inlets, storm drains, channel reinforcement at storm drain outlets, and revegetation of areas disturbed by project construction. The project would build upon the Meyers Bikeway project (trail constructed to connect Meyers and South Lake Tahoe) and would provide critical mobility improvements to Apache Avenue. The project also supports the Linking Tahoe: Active Transportation Plan (TMPO, March 2016) and is included on TRPA’s Environmental Improvement Program (EIP) list as a Transportation Program project (# that once constructed, will help improve air quality as a result of trail network connectivity and mobility improvements. Finally, the project is also within one of the high priority watersheds for pollutant load delivery to Lake Tahoe; proposed improvements such as curb/gutter, channel enforcements, revegetation, and sediment capture will also reduce fine sediment runoff entering Lake Tahoe.

Contact Information

Daniel Kikkert
Agency Name
El Dorado County - Department of Transportation
Job Title
Sr. Civil Engineer
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency / Project Applicant / Parties Undertaking Project


El Dorado
Cross Streets
Hwy 50, Arrowhead Ave, Pueblo Street, Tomahawk Lane, Sioux Street, and East San Bernardino Ave
Total Acres
State Highways
Lake Tahoe Environmental Science Magnet School
Other Location Info
Work to occur along Apache Avenue between East San Bernardino and Highway 50

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Class 1 C Section 15301
Reasons for Exemption
Because the project proposes safety and modernization improvements to an existing roadway, including creation of bike lanes and is not anticipated to result in extraordinary circumstances (such as impacts to historic or scenic resources), the project is categorically exempt under CEQA Class 1C – Existing Facilities.
County Clerk
El Dorado


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