43 and 46 Overlay


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Transportation, District 6 (DOT)
Document Title
43 and 46 Overlay
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) proposes to chip seal pavement, where necessary on State Route (SR) 43 between post mile (PM)s 9.0 and 15.7 as well on SR 46 between 20.0 and 27.5 in Kern County (Figure 1). On SR 43 the project commencement begins west and south of Shafter, while work on SR 46 begins just west of Lost Hills between PM 20.0 and west of Blackwell’s Corner (SR 33) and PM 27.5 at Holloway Road in Kern County. The scope of work includes placement of a chip seal over the existing pavement on SR 43 and SR 46 as well as dig-outs of failed pavement. Failed pavement will be cold-planed to a depth of 0.25-feet and replaced with 0.25-feet of hot mixed asphalt. Traffic striping will be removed and replaced with pavement markers. Sign panels will be replaced utilizing existing posts. There will be no work off pavement and no ground or vegetation disturbance is anticipated.

Contact Information

Shane Gunn
Agency Name
California Department of Transportation
Job Title
Senior Environmental Planner
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Lost Hills, Shafter
Northern California
State Highways
43, 46
Other Location Info
On SR 43 between post mile 9.0 and 15.7 and State Route 46 between 20.0 and 27.5

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Class 1, section 15301
Reasons for Exemption
The purpose of the project is to maintain the existing roadway. Work will not expand the existing travel way


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