Highway 17 Wildlife and Regional Trail Crossings and Trail Connections


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District
Document Title
Highway 17 Wildlife and Regional Trail Crossings and Trail Connections
Document Type
JD - Joint Document
Document Description
The Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District (Midpen), in cooperation with the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) and the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA), is proposing to construct a wildlife undercrossing and a separate regional multi-use trail overcrossing of State Route (SR) 17 near Lexington Reservoir, south of the Town of Los Gatos in Santa Clara County. The Highway 17 Wildlife and Regional Trail Crossings and Trail Connections Project would include new trails adjacent to the overcrossing and in other locations throughout the project area.

Contact Information

Jared Hart
Agency Name
Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District
Job Title
Senior Planner
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Los Gatos
Santa Clara
San Francisco Bay Area, Unincorporated
State Highways
Lexington Reservoir, Trout Creek
Other Location Info
The project area is along SR 17 from the Bear Creek Road overcrossing in unincorporated Santa Clara County (post mile [PM] 4.1) to 0.7 miles south of the Main Street overcrossing in Los Gatos (PM 5.8).

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board (ARB), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Bay Delta Region 3 (CDFW), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Transportation, District 4 (DOT), California Department of Water Resources (DWR), California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Natural Resources Agency, California Regional Water Quality Control Board, San Francisco Bay Region 2 (RWQCB), California State Lands Commission (SLC), Office of Historic Preservation, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality, California Highway Patrol (CHP)
State Reviewing Agency Comments
California Highway Patrol (CHP)
Development Types
Recreational (pedestrian highway overcrossing and trail connections), Transportation:Other (wildlife highway undercrossing and pedestrian overcrossing)
Local Actions
Project Approval and Environmental Documentation (PA&ED)
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Agriculture and Forestry Resources, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Cumulative Effects, Energy, Flood Plain/Flooding, Geology/Soils, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Growth Inducement, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Land Use/Planning, Mandatory Findings of Significance, Mineral Resources, Noise, Population/Housing, Public Services, Recreation, Schools/Universities, Solid Waste, Transportation, Tribal Cultural Resources, Utilities/Service Systems, Vegetation, Wetland/Riparian, Wildfire
Local Review Period Start
Local Review Period End


State Comment Letters [Comments from State Reviewing Agency(ies)]

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