Mojave Pavement - Geotechnical Drilling


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Transportation, District 9 (DOT)
Document Title
Mojave Pavement - Geotechnical Drilling
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) is proposing to conduct geotechnical drillings in order to provide data for the roadway and bridge settlement issues on State Route 14 and traffic signal foundations. The project is located in Kern County on State Route 14. The operation will involve locating and drilling 4 boreholes to a max depth of 100 feet below the ground surface to collect subsurface information. The drilling will take approximately 10 days to complete. All drilling will occur within the paved roadway, paved shoulder or unpaved shoulder and no vegetation is impacted. During the drilling, one lane of the highway will be closed where one or more drill rigs, flatbed truck (holding water, drum barrels, other equipment), and two pickup trucks will be staged inside the lane closure. At the end of the workday these vehicles will be parked at a local maintenance yard. All drilling cuttings and waste will be stored off site.

Contact Information

Ryan Spaulding
Agency Name
Caltrans District 9
Job Title
Environmental Scientist
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency / Parties Undertaking Project


State Highways
State Route 14
Other Location Info
State Route 14, from postmiles R12.6 to 16.7.

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Class 15306
Reasons for Exemption
After review of the proposed scope of geotechnical drilling operations and locations, Caltrans has been determined that no known environmental resources will be impacted by the project. All geotechnical drilling operations are proposed to occur on the existing paved surfaces of State Route 14.
County Clerk


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