I-280 Soundwalls Project


SCH Number
Public Agency
Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority
Document Title
I-280 Soundwalls Project
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), in cooperation with the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA), proposes to construct four soundwalls along I-280 between Los Gatos Creek and State Route (SR) 87 in the City of San Jose.

Contact Information

Praewa Boonlue
Agency Name
Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority
Job Title
Environmental Planner II
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency / Project Applicant

Juliane Smith
Agency Name
California Department of Transportation, District 4
Job Title
Environmental Scientist
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


San Jose
Santa Clara
San Francisco Bay Area
Cross Streets
Bird Ave.
State Highways
I-280, SR 87
Other Location Info
Between post miles (PM) R2.5 and R3.2 on I-280

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15301 Existing Facilities (Class 1)
Reasons for Exemption
Minor alteration of existing highways, involving negligible or no expansion of existing or former use. This project contains a number of standardized avoidance and minimization measures which are employed on most, if not all, Caltrans projects and were not developed in response to any specific environmental impact resulting from the proposed project.
County Clerk
Santa Clara


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