Repair Storm Damage


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Transportation, District 3 (DOT)
Document Title
Repair Storm Damage
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) issued a Director’s Order for emergency work on State Route (SR) 175 from Post Mile (PM) 20.50-23.00, pertaining to damage caused by a series of storms starting on February 24, 2023. This resulted in heavy runoff from the precipitation and melting snow. Due to over saturation and heavy runoff, a large slip out developed at State Route (SR) 175 in Lake County. At Post Mile (PM) 22.5 a large transverse crack has developed, resulting in a 4–6-inch vertical drop. At PM 21.06, failure of the embankment has caused a 6-8-inch fissure to open between the guardrail barrier mat and the edge of travel way (ETW). The guardrail mat has separated from the pavement and 6-inch vertical drop has developed. The proposed solution is to stabilize the embankment, repair the roadway, and restore the facility back to a safe operating condition. Caltrans will install approximately 25 Cast-In-Drill-Hole (CIDG) piles, repair approximately 100 feet of Metal Beam Guardrail (MBGR), place 400 tons of asphalt, reconstruct roadway, place erosion control and utilize traffic control.

Contact Information

Emon Raziani
Agency Name
Job Title
Environmental Coordinator
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Northern California
Other Location Info
State Route 175

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Statutory Exemption
Type, Section or Code
PRC 21080(b); 14 CCR 15260 et seq
Reasons for Exemption
The Emergency project involves Cast-In Drill-Hole(CIDG) pile installation, Metal Beam Guardrail( MBGR) repair, embankment stabilization, roadway reconstruction, and erosion control due to a natural disaster which included heavy rainfall and storms. Projects undertaken, carried out, or approved by a public agency to repair or restore an existing highway damaged by fire, flood, storm, earthquake, land subsidence, gradual earth movement, or landslide are statutorily exempt. Based on Caltrans technical studies performed, there are no significant environmental impacts.


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