U.S. 101/Trinidad Area Access Improvements Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
California Department of Transportation, District 1 (DOT)
Document Title
U.S. 101/Trinidad Area Access Improvements Project
Document Type
NOP - Notice of Preparation of a Draft EIR
Present Land Use
Rural Residential Agriculture
Document Description
The Cher-Ae Heights Indian Community of the Trinidad Rancheria (Trinidad Rancheria) proposes a range of roadway improvements in Humboldt County along United States Highway 101 (US 101) between post mile (PM) 99.6 and PM 101.1 (project). The proposed project would include improvements to the existing US 101/Trinidad-Main Street interchange (PM 100.7) and on- and off-ramps; construction of a new US 101 interchange, overcrossing, and on- and off-ramps or a pedestrian overcrossing of US 101 at Cher-Ae Lane with no connection to US 101 (PM 100.0); improvements to US 101 mainline along the approximately 1.5-mile-long segment within the project limits; and construction of a new Class I Multi-Use Trail along Scenic Drive and Cher-Ae Lane, extending from Main Street to Westhaven Drive. The proposed project would also improve an approximately 1-mile-long segment of Scenic Drive west of US 101 from the Main Street/Scenic Drive intersection to just south of Cher-Ae Lane to address access issues resulting from full and/or partial road closures due to landslides and slip-outs.

Contact Information

Jason Meyer
Agency Name
Job Title
Caltrans District 1 Senior Environmental Scientist/Branch Chief E3
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency

Emily Creel
Agency Name
SWCA Environmental Consultants
Job Title
Principal Planning Team Lead
Contact Types
Consulting Firm

Leslie Sanders
Agency Name
Cher-Ae Heights Indian Community of the Trinidad Rancheria
Job Title
Transportation and Land-Use
Contact Types
Project Applicant


Citywide, Countywide
Cross Streets
U.S. 101 between PM 99.6 and 101.1
State Highways
U.S. 101
Trinidad Elementary School

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board (ARB), California Coastal Commission (CCC), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Marin Region 7 (CDFW), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Northern and Eureka Region 1 (CDFW), California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Transportation, District 1 (DOT), California Department of Water Resources (DWR), California Governor's Office of Emergency Services (OES), California Highway Patrol (CHP), California Natural Resources Agency, California Regional Water Quality Control Board, North Coast Region 1 (RWQCB), California State Lands Commission (SLC), California Transportation Commission (CATC), Department of Toxic Substances Control, Office of Historic Preservation, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality, California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC)
State Reviewing Agency Comments
California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC)
Development Types
Local Actions
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Agriculture and Forestry Resources, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Coastal Zone, Cultural Resources, Geology/Soils, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Land Use/Planning, Noise, Population/Housing, Public Services, Recreation, Tribal Cultural Resources
Local Review Period Start
Local Review Period End


Draft Environmental Document [Draft IS, NOI_NOA_Public notices, OPR Summary Form, Appx,]
Notice of Completion [NOC] Transmittal form
State Comment Letters [Comments from state reviewing agencies]

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