Oilwell Hill Safety


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Transportation, District 1 (DOT)
Document Title
Oilwell Hill Safety
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The purpose of this project is to reduce the frequency and severity of collisions, including accidents involving cross over collisions and vehicles running off the road. In the 2017 Run Off Road Collision Report and in the 2018 Cross Over Collision Monitoring Program Report, this segment of highway was identified as needing a countermeasure to reduce the frequency and severity of run off road collisions and cross median collisions.

Contact Information

Rachel Conway
Agency Name
California Department of Transportation
Job Title
Environmental Scientist - Coordinator
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Northern California
State Highways
US 101, Mendocino PM 50.7 - 52.2

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Class 1, California Code of Regulations, Section 15301
Reasons for Exemption
This is a safety project on existing highway facilities that would not create any additional automobile lanes. We would be adding safety features including a center median to prevent cross-traffic collisions, while increasing line of site visibility, and improving the lane recovery ability of vehicles.


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