Covelo Beautification - Clean California


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Transportation, District 1 (DOT)
Document Title
Covelo Beautification - Clean California
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
This Clean CA Beautification Project includes median islands, art, decorative lighting, Thermoplastic crosswalks, and modular (prefab) speed humps. Additional features may include pedestrian bulb-out striping at major intersections, drainage inlet resets and a slurry seal in places where striping is altered. The construction limits are from PM 28.63 to PM 29.3. All construction and painting elements are within the existing pavement limits and do not encroach into unpaved areas. Median Island There will be two median islands placed on either side of the Howard St and 162 intersections. These islands will be 5ft wide and varying in length. The island will have a stamped, red concrete design (voted highly by the community) and will include 7 decorative lighting poles (explained more below). These islands will require roadway excavation of 0.67’ for the base of the typical A1-6 curb. Then the middle of the island will be filled up with base and concrete to the top of the curb (following the installation of the light poles/base). Decorative Lighting Solar lighting will be placed in the interior of the median island. One island will have 3, and the other will have 4. These solar lights will turn on at dusk to provide beautification to the downtown, while also helping identify the new median islands. The poles may also have banners fixed to them to create a sense of community through artwork. These poles will be cast in drilled into their locations, before the median island is filled in with aggregate base and concrete. Speed Humps The speed humps will be a manufactured product that is purchased by the contractor for installation. These are rubberized, modular speed humps that can be pieced together to fit the desired length and width. Installation of these speed humps will require them to be drilled and secured to the roadway with bolts. Reset Culvert Drop Inlets The main purpose of resetting the Drop Inlet for Covelo is just to rotate the cover. The current grates appear to be the bike friending design, but many of them are installed in the wrong direction. That is, the flat bars that make up the top of the DI are in the same direction of the bike lanes/roadway instead of perpendicular. Only one of the DI appeared to need a full reset. Otherwise, the rest of the DI’s are just getting the lid turned 90 degrees. Bulb Outs Place thermoplastic half bulb-outs the west side of the Howard St and 162 intersections. The design will go on the 162 side of the intersection, its main purpose is to keep motorist from parking too close the corners of the intersection. The community has explained in public meeting that turning onto 162 from that intersection can be daunting because of the lack of visibility (mainly attributed to parked cars). This thermoplastic design would be minor and only span about a car’s length away from the intersection corner. Decorative Crosswalk CT engineers will be designing a decorative crosswalk that is made from thermoplastic sheets. The existing crosswalk striping would be removed, and this would go in place.

Contact Information

Coady Reynolds
Agency Name
DOT, Caltrans
Job Title
Associate Environmental Planner
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Northern California
State Highways
Route-162 postmile 28.6-29.4
Round Valley Airport
Round Valley Elementary School
Town Creek, Grist Creek, Big Rock Creek, Little Valley Creek, Mill Creek

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Class I
Reasons for Exemption
Existing facilities
County Clerk
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