HUM 254 Culvert Rehab


SCH Number
Lead Agency
California Department of Transportation, District 1 (DOT)
Document Title
HUM 254 Culvert Rehab
Document Type
NEG - Negative Declaration
Present Land Use
Agriculture General, Rural Residential Agriculture, Agriculture Exclusive Commercial, Highway Service Commercial, Flood Plain, Heavy Industrial, Public Facilities, Planned Development, Residential, Rural, State Park/Public Land, Timberland Production Zone, Unclassified
Document Description
This project proposes to address various locations along SR 254 (Avenue of the Giants) near Weott and Miranda and one location on U.S. Highway 101. The project begins north of US 101 at post mile (PM) 0.00 and ends 1.9 miles north of Holmes Flat Road at PM 43.00. The project proposes to construct two structures to provide fish passage, one at Chadd Creek and the other at Mowry Creek, rehabilitate 45 existing drainage systems (DS), and add two Transportation Management Systems (TMS). The work provided in this project is anticipated to decrease the risk of loss of roadway due to erosion or embankment failures within the roadway prism. The project is needed to repair failed drainage systems, prevent potential roadway damage resulting from drainage system failures, and to reduce sediment to the Eel River and South Fork Eel River. The existing damaged culverts deliver sediment to the Eel River and South Fork Eel River (which is currently listed as an impaired water body) that exceeds the Total Maximum Daily Load for sediment. Two failed drainage systems have resulted in fish passage barriers, preventing fish from access to habitat that is necessary for spawning and rearing. The purpose of the project is to rehabilitate existing drainage systems to good condition, reduce sediment loads to the South Fork Eel River, and remediate fish passage barriers.

Contact Information

Cassie L Nichols
Agency Name
Job Title
Environmental Scientist
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Weott, Redcrest, Meyers Flat, Phillipsville, Miranda
State Highways
State Route 254

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board (ARB), California Department of Conservation (DOC), California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Transportation, District 1 (DOT), California Department of Water Resources (DWR), California Governor's Office of Emergency Services (OES), California Highway Patrol (CHP), California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Natural Resources Agency, California Regional Water Quality Control Board, North Coast Region 1 (RWQCB), California State Lands Commission (SLC), California Transportation Commission (CATC), Department of Toxic Substances Control, Office of Historic Preservation, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Northern and Eureka Region 1 (CDFW)
State Reviewing Agency Comments
California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Northern and Eureka Region 1 (CDFW)
Development Types
Transportation:Highway/Freeway (Drainage/ culvert repair)
Local Actions
Project Issues
Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Hydrology/Water Quality
Local Review Period Start
Local Review Period End


Notice of Completion [NOC] Transmittal form
State Comment Letters [Comments from state reviewing agencies]

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