Ridgewood Grade Safety


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Transportation, District 3 (DOT)
Document Title
Ridgewood Grade Safety
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) proposes this safety project located between PM 39.8 and PM 40.4 on US Highway 101 in Mendocino County. This project is approximately 6 miles south of the City of Willits. This project will increase inside and outside shoulder widths on both sides of the 4-lane divided expressway. The project will also provide paved Maintenance Vehicle Pullout (MVP) areas, median barrier replacement, new shoulder rumble strip application, and new High Friction Surface Treatment (HFST) on curves. Work will include roadway excavation, construction of new roadway structural section, drainage system improvements, pavement delineation, and reconstruction/relocation of existing Midwest Guardrail System (MGS).

Contact Information

Danielle Ruiz
Agency Name
California Department of Transportation (Caltrans)
Job Title
Envirnmental Scientist
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Northern California
Cross Streets
U.S. 101 and Ridgewood Ranch Road
State Highways
La Vida Charter School 11785 Orchard Ln, Willits, CA 95490
Forsythe Creek

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Class 1; California Code of Regulations, title 14, section 15304
Reasons for Exemption
Class 1 consists of the operation, repair, maintenance, permitting, leasing, licensing, or minor alteration of existing public or private structures, facilities, mechanical equipment, or topographical features, involving negligible or no expansion of use beyond that existing at the time of the lead agency's determination.


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