CIP 22-25 La Piedra at Bell Mtn Middle School Pedestrian Improvements


SCH Number
Public Agency
City of Menifee
Document Title
CIP 22-25 La Piedra at Bell Mtn Middle School Pedestrian Improvements
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The project improvements consist of reconstruction of the existing road (crack sealing existing pavements and applying Type II Slurry Seal paving to the surface of the road), raised median improvements, street light (double-arm installation), Rapid Rectangular Flashing Beacon (RRFB), installation, signage and striping redesign, re-striping the road centerline within the project limits, and ADA ramps improvements. The total number of lanes for traffic will be reduced from two lanes each direction to one lane in each direction. The length of the project is approximately 4074.68 linear feet (0.77 linear mile) and the project will disturb an existing paved surface approximately 244,480.80 sf (5.61 acres). No additional right-of-way acquisition is needed. No expansive work will occur in this project.

Contact Information

Carlos Geronimo
Agency Name
City of Menifee
Job Title
CIP Engineering Manager
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency / Project Applicant / Parties Undertaking Project


Southern California
Cross Streets
La Piedra Rd. & Antelope Rd.
Total Acres
State Highways
Highway 74

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Categorical Exemption (15301) and Other: 15061(b)(3)
Reasons for Exemption
The proposed use has been determined to be Categorically Exempt (“Existing Facilities”) under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and CEQA Guidelines, Section 15301. Class 1 consists of the operation, repair, maintenance, permitting, leasing, licensing, or minor alteration of existing public or private structures, facilities, or topographical features, involving negligible or no expansion of use beyond that existing at the time of the lead agency’s determination. Class 1 includes the following example of a project that would be exempt under this section: (c) [minor alterations to] Existing highways and streets, sidewalks, gutters, bicycle and pedestrian trails, and similar facilities (this includes road grading for the purpose of public safety). The project is for the reconstruction of an existing paved road and upgrades to the existing drainage culverts underneath residential driveways that are affected by the drainage swale realignment. All improvements are within the existing city right-of-way. The proposed improvements are a negligible expansion of the existing use. The improvements described above are considered minor alterations to existing streets or similar facilities. The project is exempt per Section 15301. The proposed project is also exempt under the general rule that CEQA applies only to projects which have the potential for causing a significant effect on the environment. Where it can be seen with certainty that there is no possibility that the activity in question may have a significant effect on the environment, the activity is not subject to CEQA (Section 15061[b][3]). There is no possibility that the activity in question will have a significant effect on the environment, because the proposed project is occurring in an area that is heavily disturbed and is not environmentally sensitive and the project includes a negligible expansion of the existing use.
County Clerk


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