HSIP Cycle 11 Guardrail Safety Improvements Project HSIPL-5946(213)


SCH Number
Public Agency
Tulare County
Document Title
HSIP Cycle 11 Guardrail Safety Improvements Project HSIPL-5946(213)
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The purpose and need of the project are to improve the safety of the traveling public on rural segments of County roads by implementing countermeasures identified in the Caltrans Highway Safety Manual, consistent with the goals of the Highway Safety Improvement Program. The Project consists of upgrade improvements to existing, damaged, outdated, and destroyed guardrails to meet current standards at eight (8) locations, as well as corrective work on the shoulders for all locations. Construction is anticipated to begin in the Summer of 2026.

Contact Information

Claudia Sanchez
Agency Name
County of Tulare, Public Works
Job Title
Engineer IV
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Unincorporated communities of Poplar, Tulare, Exeter, and Traver
Other Location Info
Location 1 – Road 192 (0.4-mile North of Avenue 152) • Location 2 – Road 124 (0.7-mile North of Avenue 200) • Location 3 – Road 196 (4-miles North of State Route 198) • Location 4 – Road 152 (0.4-mile South of State Route 137) • Location 5 – Avenue 368 (1-mile West of Road 108) • Location 6 – Drive/Diagonal 60(1.15-miles South of Avenue 352) • Location 7 – Drive/Diagonal 60 (1.95-miles South of Avenue 352) • Location 8 – Drive/Diagonal 60 (2.05-miles South of Avenue 352)

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
CEQA Guidelines Class 1 Section 15301 Existing Facilities (c)
Reasons for Exemption
This action is consistent with Class 1 Section 15301, Existing Facilities (c) Existing highways and streets, sidewalks, gutters, bicycle and pedestrian trails, and similar facilities, as activities associated with the project will include replacement of existing facilities with negligible or no expansion of capacity. Also, consistent with Section 15300.4, Application by Public Agencies, the County of Tulare Board of Supervisors adopted an exemption for the construction of the aforementioned facilities per the Tulare County Guidelines for the Implementation of California Environmental Quality Act of 1970, Number 300 Section 111. CATEGORICAL EXEMPTIONS Class 1: Existing Facilities (c). As such, Sections 15301 and 15300.4 are applicable and appropriate for this project. Name of Public
County Clerk


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