State Route 55 Emergency Culvert Repair


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Transportation, District 12 (DOT)
Document Title
State Route 55 Emergency Culvert Repair
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
California Department of Transportation – District 12 is proposing culvert repair work along southbound SR-55 immediately adjacent to Hoag Hospital in the City of Newport Beach. Work includes removing 20’ of damaged 18” diameter corrugated steel pipe and replace with 20’ of high-density polyethylene (HDPE) pipe, slurry cement around the new HDPE pipe and replace the drainage inlet. A portion of the sidewalk around the damaged pipe will be removed and replaced in kind. Upon inspection, the damaged culvert was punctured and has root infiltration which as caused a sinkhole on a steep embankment behind the retaining wall. All work will occur within Caltrans right of way.

Contact Information

Brian Liu
Agency Name
Caltrans District 12
Job Title
Senior Environmental Scientist
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency / Project Applicant


Newport Beach
Southern California
Cross Streets
State Route 55/Hospital Road
State Highways
State Route 55

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Emergency Project
Type, Section or Code
Sec. 21080(b)(4); 15269(b)(c)
Reasons for Exemption
15269(b) Emergency repairs to publicly or privately owned service facilities necessary to maintain service essential to the public health, safety or welfare. Emergency repairs include those that require a reasonable amount of planning to address an anticipated emergency.
County Clerk


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