Initial Study No. 7906 – Arroyo Pasajero Bridge Replacement Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Fresno County
Document Title
Initial Study No. 7906 – Arroyo Pasajero Bridge Replacement Project
Document Type
MND - Mitigated Negative Declaration
Present Land Use
AE-20 (Exclusive Agricultural, 20-acre minimum parcel size)
Document Description
The project proposes to replace an existing bridge with deteriorated foundations, with a new bridge that meets current structural and geometric standards of, the County of Fresno, the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), and the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans). The project entails the replacement of an existing bridge with a new structurally superior bridge built to current standards. The existing bridge was constructed in 1970, and spans Arroyo Passajero (Los Gatos Creek). Due to scouring the underlying foundation of the bridge has deteriorated and requires replacement. The new bridge will be longer by approximately 98 feet, and will be raised vertically, and add shoulders, however no new travel lanes will be added. The existing bridge is approximately 152 feet long and 55.5 feet wide, comprised of two 15-foot-wide travel lanes with no shoulders; the bridge is constructed of prestressed concrete in a T-Beam design and is a deck type concrete cast-in-place. The proposed replacement bridge will be a concrete, two-lane structure, approximately 250 feet long and 32 feet wide, and will have two 12-foot-wide travel lanes and two 4-foot-wide shoulders. There will be no change in horizontal alignment, however the replacement bridge will be raised approximately 6 feet at the crossing due to the current bridge being at a sag point in the roadway. Project construction would involve, demolition, excavation, pile drilling/driving, and rock slope protection are included in the scope of work. Construction activities would occur during normal working hours, Monday through Friday, and would comply with Fresno County’s Noise Ordinance and Caltrans Standard Specifications for noise. The project site is located on S. El Dorado Avenue, approximately one half-mile south of Phelps Avenue and approximately seven (7) miles east of the City of Coalinga.

Contact Information

Elliot Racusin
Agency Name
Fresno County Public Works
Job Title
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Cross Streets
The Arroyo Pasajero Bridge is located on S. El Dorado Avenue, 0.5 mile south of Phelps Avenue
Other Location Info
The Arroyo Pasajero Bridge is located on S. El Dorado Avenue, approximately 0.5 mile south of Phelps Avenue, between W. Jayne and Phelps, and approximately seven (7) miles east of the City of Coalinga.

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, Central Region 4 (CDFW), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Transportation, District 6 (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, Central Valley Fresno Region 5 (RWQCB), Central Valley Flood Protection Board, Office of Historic Preservation, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Rights
Development Types
Other (Road Repair)
Local Actions
Use Permit
Project Issues
Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Wetland/Riparian
Local Review Period Start
Local Review Period End


Notice of Completion [NOC] Transmittal form

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