Central Avenue at Interstate 80 (I-80) Local Road Improvement Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
City of Richmond
Document Title
Central Avenue at Interstate 80 (I-80) Local Road Improvement Project
Document Type
MND - Mitigated Negative Declaration
Present Land Use
Regional Commercial Mixed-Use (City of Richmond 2012) Transit Oriented Higher Intensity Mixed-Use (TOHIMU) (City of El Cerrito 2014)
Document Description
The Central Avenue at Interstate 80 (I-80) Local Road Improvement Project (project) has been designed by the City of Richmond (City) to improve traffic operations and increase spacing between signalized intersections east of I-80 on Central Avenue. The project objectives would be accomplished primarily by relocating traffic signals from Pierce Street at Central Avenue to San Mateo Street at Central Avenue; converting Pierce Street at Central Avenue to "right in, right out" access; and extending San Mateo Street to connect with Pierce Street. The project is located along the east of the I-80/Central Avenue Interchange in the cities of Richmond and El Cerrito, Contra Costa County, California. The Project limits are Central Avenue from east of I-80 Caltrans right-of-way (ROW) to the intersection with San Mateo Street, San Mateo Street from Central Avenue to the future proposed intersection with Pierce Street, Pierce Street from Central Avenue to the future proposed intersection with San Mateo Street, and a new connector street as an extension of San Mateo Street through private properties to Pierce Street. The Project is a resurfacing, restoration, and rehabilitation project that includes the following features: • New and removed traffic signals • New and replacement street lighting • San Mateo Street realignment and new connection to Pierce Street • Roadway widening • Street parking reconfiguration • Striping and signage reconfiguration • Joint utility pole (power and telecom) undergrounding and relocation, as needed (with local funds) • Subsurface utility adjustments• Storm drain utility improvements (if needed) • Bus stop relocation • Parking lot reconstruction • Class III bike route • Landscaping and bioretention • Concrete flatwork such as sidewalk, curb ramps, driveway aprons, and curb and gutter • Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)-compliant curb ramps

Contact Information

Lina Velasco
Agency Name
City of Richmond
Job Title
Community Development Director
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency

Gail Ervin
Agency Name
Job Title
Consulting Principal
Contact Types
Consulting Firm


El Cerrito, Richmond
Contra Costa
Cross Streets
Central Avenue, San Mateo Street, and Pierce Street
Total Acres
Approximately 3
Parcel #
510-053-001, 510-053-002, 510-053-031, 510-053-040, 510-053-005, 510-052- 007, 510-053-019, etc
State Highways
N/A (Interstate Highways Near)
Fairmont Elementary School and Albany Middle School
San Francisco Bay

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board (ARB), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Bay Delta Region 3 (CDFW), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Marin Region 7 (CDFW), California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Transportation, District 4 (DOT), California Department of Water Resources (DWR), California Highway Patrol (CHP), California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Natural Resources Agency, California Regional Water Quality Control Board, San Francisco Bay Region 2 (RWQCB), California State Lands Commission (SLC), Office of Historic Preservation, San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission (BCDC), State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality
Development Types
Transportation:Local Road (Improvement for Traffic Operations)
Local Actions
Road Improvement
Project Issues
Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Geology/Soils, Noise
Local Review Period Start
Local Review Period End


Draft Environmental Document [Draft IS, NOI_NOA_Public notices, OPR Summary Form, Appx,]
Notice of Completion [NOC] Transmittal form

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