Cohasset Road Bridge Over Sycamore Creek Fire Repair


SCH Number
Public Agency
City of Chico
Document Title
Cohasset Road Bridge Over Sycamore Creek Fire Repair
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
An illegal campfire damaged the Cohasset Road Bridge over Sycamore Creek on January 3, 2023, that resulted in a spalled surface on the soffit. This damage weakened the integrity of the bridge soffit, necessitating repairs. The Project would clean the soffit with sandblasting, and repair approximately 250 square feet of spalled surface area with welded wire fabric, galvanized u-straps, and cement. An impervious plastic membrane will be used to prevent errant debris from reaching the ground during sandblasting. The project site will be restored to pre-fire conditions.

Contact Information

Tracy R. Bettencourt
Agency Name
City of Chico
Job Title
Senior Planner
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency / Project Applicant


Cross Streets
Cohasset Road bridge located over Sycamore Creek

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Class 1, Section 15301 (c) (Existing Facilities)
Reasons for Exemption
The project involves repairs to existing public facilities. The project involves the repair of a soffit of an existing bridge. There are no unusual circumstances leading to a reasonable possibility that significant environmental impacts will result from the project. Therefore, the City finds that the project is exempt from the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) in accordance with CEQA Section 15301 (c).
County Clerk


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