Arrowhead & Burns Valley Road Rehabilitation


SCH Number
Public Agency
City of Clearlake
Document Title
Arrowhead & Burns Valley Road Rehabilitation
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The project involves rehabilitating existing roadways beginning at the intersection of Burns Valley Road/Olympic Drive and extending to the intersection of Arrowhead Road/Park Street. All improvements will not expand beyond the existing improved/disturbed surface area. The method of rehabilitation, includes but is not limited to: Asphalt Overlay (Grind & Overlay): The city will rehabilitate/repave approximately 0.25 miles of existing roadway with up to three (3) inches of asphalt using the method known as "Grind and Overlay. The “grind & overlay” is a rehabilitation technique, where a milling machine grinds the existing road layer (up to 4 inches in depth) to allow for the placement of a new layer of asphalt. All grindings and/or material will be re-compacted in place during the rehabilitation process. This will occur from the intersection of Burns Valley Road and Olympic Drive to Bowers and Arrowhead Drive. Full-Depth Reclamation (FDR ): The city will use FDR to rehabilitate approximately 2.2 miles of existing roadway from Park Street to Bowers Road. Essentially, the existing asphalt/base materials are pulverized (up to +/- 8 inches in depth) using a machine called a reclaimer. On top of the pulverized material, water is added to reach the optimal moisture content for compaction and then a variety of materials, such as dry cement, lime, fly ash, or asphalt emulsion are incorporated for stabilization. The reclaimer is then used to mix all the materials, prior to placing the rehabilitated road material. Since this methods recycles the materials as the road is being rehabilitated, no materials is removed from the project area. Drainage: The project will replace two existing drainage catch basins, one located at the intersection of Oleander Street/Arrowhead Road, and one located at the intersection of Mint Street/Arrowhead Road. The construction will also include installing approximately 200 feet of new 15-inch storm drainpipe between the two catch basins, as well as approximately 250 feet of storm drainpipe connecting the inlet at the corner of Mint Street to the open channel at the corner of Huntington Avenue and Manakee Avenue through private property. The storm drainpipes will be installed at a depth of approximately 3 feet deep. Existing Drainage Channel Maintenance: A roadside swale and culverts that runs parallel to Huntington Avenue will be hydro-flush, the channel will be cleaned out in areas that have built up sediment, and new rock will be placed to line the channel to help prevent future channel erosion. Road Realignment: Burns Valley Road, from Ukiah Street to Moose Trail the City will realigns the entire roadway) within the City Right-of-Way. Construction Equipment, Staging Areas, and Traffic Control: Standard roadway construction equipment will be used on this project, including a roadway grinder/pulverizer, water truck, sheeps foot compactor/roller, smooth drum roller, grader, dump truck, backhoe, ground auger mounted to bobcat, striping machine, float tractor, paving machine, fabric laying truck, traffic control cones, barricades, trucks, various hand tools and signage. Timing of Construction: Project construction is anticipated to begin in June 2024 (subject to change) and will be completed within 90 days from commencement.

Contact Information

Mark Roberts
Agency Name
City of Clearlake, CA
Job Title
Senior Planner
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency / Project Applicant / Parties Undertaking Project

Adeline Leyba
Agency Name
City of Clearlake, CA
Job Title
Director of Public Works
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency / Project Applicant / Parties Undertaking Project


Cross Streets
Burns Valley Road/ Olympic Drive and extending to the intersection of Arrowhead Road/Park Street
State Highways
Old HWY 53 & State HWY 53
Burns Valley Elementary School and Pomo Elementary School
Burns Valley Creek & Waters of Clearlake

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Class 1 - Section 15301 (c) - Existing Facilities
Reasons for Exemption
The project qualifies for the above noted Categorical Exemption as the project is rehabilitating and/or improving an existing roadway, including road grading/grinding and resurfacing for the purpose of public safety. The project does not create additional lanes. All road rehabilitating and improvements will occur within the previously improved surface.
County Clerk


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