Calpella Cable Median Project


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Transportation, District 1 (DOT)
Document Title
Calpella Cable Median Project
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The proposed safety project would install high tension cable barrier on the U.S. 101 median where there is currently no barrier installed in order to reduce the frequency and severity of head-on collisions. The project includes paving the median, rumble strips, new and relocated road signs, post-construction stormwater treatment, and adjustment of stormwater inlets and drainage conveyance systems to conform to median pavement type.

Contact Information

Julie Price
Agency Name
Caltrans, District 1
Job Title
Environmental Coordinator
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


unincorporated area
Cross Streets
On U.S. 101 from PM 30.8 to PM R33.8 between Calpella and Redwood Valley in Mendocino County
State Highways
U.S. 101
North Coast Railroad Authority
Coyote Valley, Deep Valley Christian, Eagle Peak, Calpella
Forsythe Creek, Russian River

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Class 1; Sec. 15301 (Existing Facilities)
Reasons for Exemption
The installation of a median barrier (the addition of a safety device) to U.S. 101 (existing facility) qualifies for exemption under Section 15301, Class 1 (f). The purpose of this safety project is to reduce the frequency and severity of cross-over collisions. The project does not involve the expansion of existing facilities or use of these facilities. The project would not have significant impacts to the environment, including waterways, biological resources, CORTESE sites, cultural resources or historic properties.


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