Blue Canyon Pavement Rehabilitation Project

3 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
California Department of Transportation, District 3 (DOT)
Document Title
Blue Canyon Pavement Rehabilitation Project
Document Type
NEG - Negative Declaration
Present Land Use
Highway and rural residential
Document Description
Caltrans proposes to enhance and preserve the useful life of the existing pavement and to improve the ride quality on eastbound (EB) I-80 in Placer County between PM R26.5 and 55.1 by grinding and overlaying the mainline. Operational improvement of the general-purpose lanes will be accomplished by constructing EB truck climbing lanes at three locations. To accommodate the truck climbing lanes, the roadway would be widened and two structures, the Blue Canyon undercrossing (UC) (Br.#19-0115R) and Weimar overcrossing (OC) (Br.#19-0082), would be removed and replaced with wider structures. Several entrance and exit ramps would also be reconstructed with the latest signing/striping standards for vehicles to properly merge into the new truck lane. Existing Traffic Management Systems (TMS) and Safety and Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) elements would be relocated and upgraded to current standards to actively manage recurrent and non-recurrent traffic congestion. All Metal Beam Guardrails (MGBR) would be replaced with Midwest Guardrail Systems (MGS); median concrete barriers, drainage, lighting, sign panels, and fiber optic would be upgraded as needed; and wildlife crossing conflicts would be addressed with the construction of a wildlife crossing.

Contact Information

Cymbre Hoffman
Agency Name
California Department of Transportation
Job Title
Environmental Scientist
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency / Project Applicant


Northern California
Cross Streets
East of Crother Road to Nyack Road
State Highways
I-80 and SR 20
Blue Canyon-Nyack Airport
Live Oak Waldorf School and Weimar University
Putt Lake, Bear River, Rollins Reservoir
Other Location Info
Post Miles R26.5 to 55.1

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
California Department of Fish and Wildlife, North Central Region 2 (CDFW), California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Transportation, District 3 (DOT), California Department of Transportation, Division of Aeronautics (DOT), California Department of Transportation, Division of Transportation Planning (DOT), California Department of Water Resources (DWR), California Highway Patrol (CHP), California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Natural Resources Agency, California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), California State Lands Commission (SLC), California Transportation Commission (CATC), Central Valley Flood Protection Board, Department of Toxic Substances Control, Office of Historic Preservation, Sierra Nevada Conservancy, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Rights, California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Valley Sacramento Region 5 (RWQCB)
State Reviewing Agency Comments
California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Valley Sacramento Region 5 (RWQCB)
Development Types
Transportation:Highway/Freeway (Truck Climbing Lane/Pavement Rehabilitation)
Local Actions
Transportation Infrastructure
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Agriculture and Forestry Resources, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Drainage/Absorption, Energy, Flood Plain/Flooding, Geology/Soils, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Mandatory Findings of Significance, Noise, Population/Housing, Transportation, Utilities/Service Systems, Wetland/Riparian, Wildfire
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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