Blythe Border Protection Station Replacement Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
California Department of Transportation, District 8 (DOT)
Document Title
Blythe Border Protection Station Replacement Project
Document Type
MND - Mitigated Negative Declaration
Present Land Use
Public/Quasi-Public, Agriculture, Specific Plan Resort, General Commercial, Open Space, Medium Density Residential, Commercial Office, Neighborhood Commercial,
Document Description
The California Department of General Services (DGS), in conjunction with the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) and California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA), proposes to demolish the existing California Department of Food and Agriculture’s (CDFA) Blythe Border Protection Station (BPS) and replace it with an updated facility on Interstate 10 (I-10) that is sufficiently sized and equipped to accommodate necessary CDFA inspection operations, required quarantine enforcement, and other border safety/protection activities. The new BPS will be constructed approximately 0.66 mile west of the existing station (Project). In addition to developing a new BPS facility, the Project would re-align the existing westbound I-10 lanes to divert vehicles to inspection booths and widen the lanes within the limits of the relocated BPS to accommodate five lanes for passenger vehicles and four additional lanes for commercial trucks. The additional lanes would be for inspections only and would not provide additional I-10 westbound through-lanes. The Project would also relocate Hobsonway to the north of its existing alignment and remove the existing Hobsonway ramps at 1-10 and relocate them west of their existing location. The existing BPS facility would remain operational during Project construction. Once the new BPS facility is constructed and operational, the existing BPS facility would be demolished. The Project would include 2 two inspection buildings, a main vehicle inspection building and a commercial truck inspection building; 3 inspection canopies; 25 parking stalls including two accessible stalls, and two electric vehicle [EV] stalls; a solar array, which will offset 100 percent of the Project’s energy consumption; a watercraft washing area; an apiary bee spray area; and an incinerator. Other improvements include installation of utilities (water, sewer, and power, telecommunication, gas); a site drainage/stormwater collection system; windscreens; signage; and trail improvements.

Contact Information

Gabrielle Duff
Agency Name
Job Title
Branch Chief
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency

Stephanie A Coleman
Agency Name
Job Title
Senior Environmental Planner
Contact Types
Project Applicant

Pam Reading
Agency Name
LSA Associates
Job Title
Senior Planner
Contact Types
Consulting Firm


Countywide, Southern California
Cross Streets
Interstate 10
Parcel #
833-270-005 48.90,833-270-006 20.00,833-270-007 3.27,833-270-024 1.84,833-270-011 15.35 ,857-160
State Highways
Interstate 10
Colorado River
23 E

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board (ARB), California Department of Conservation (DOC), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Inland Deserts Region 6 (CDFW), California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery, California Department of Transportation, District 8 (DOT), California Department of Water Resources (DWR), California Highway Patrol (CHP), California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Natural Resources Agency, California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Colorado River Basin Region 7 (RWQCB), California State Lands Commission (SLC), California Transportation Commission (CATC), Colorado River Board, Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA), Department of General Services (DGS), Office of Historic Preservation, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality
Development Types
Other (Agricultural Border Protection station)
Local Actions
Border Protection Station Replacement
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Agriculture and Forestry Resources, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Drainage/Absorption, Flood Plain/Flooding, Geology/Soils, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Land Use/Planning, Mandatory Findings of Significance, Mineral Resources, Noise, Public Services, Sewer Capacity, Solid Waste, Utilities/Service Systems, Vegetation, Wetland/Riparian


Notice of Completion [NOC] Transmittal form

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