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File #: 18-1182    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 7/25/2018 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 12/18/2018 Final action: 12/18/2018
Title: Department of Transportation recommending the Board take the following actions related to the Newtown Road at South Fork Weber Creek Bridge Replacement Project, CIP 77122/36105030: 1) Adopt the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Mitigated Negative Declaration and Mitigation Monitoring and Reporting Plan; and 2) Approve the Project as described in the CEQA Initial Study / Mitigated Negative Declaration. (Est. Time: 45 Min.) FUNDING: Highway Bridge Program (87%) and Regional Surface Transportation Program (13%). (Federal Funds)
Attachments: 1. A - IS-MND, 2. B - Natural Environment Study, 3. C - Location Map, 4. Public Comment Rcvd 12-18-18 BOS 12-18-18, 5. Public Comment Rcvd 12-17-18 BOS 12-18-18
Related files: 19-0192, 19-0635
Title
Department of Transportation recommending the Board take the following actions related to the Newtown Road at South Fork Weber Creek Bridge Replacement Project, CIP 77122/36105030:
1) Adopt the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Mitigated Negative Declaration and Mitigation Monitoring and Reporting Plan; and
2) Approve the Project as described in the CEQA Initial Study / Mitigated Negative Declaration. (Est. Time: 45 Min.)

FUNDING: Highway Bridge Program (87%) and Regional Surface Transportation Program (13%). (Federal Funds)
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DISCUSSION / BACKGROUND
Department of Transportation (Transportation), in conjunction with the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), proposes to replace the existing Newtown Road Bridge (No. 25C0033) over the South Fork of Weber Creek. The existing bridge was constructed in 1929 and widened with a culvert in 1950. The bridge/culvert system is functionally obsolete per Caltrans and FHWA standards. The proposed Project would improve roadway safety and be consistent with American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) guidelines.

Transportation recommends the Board adopt the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Mitigated Negative Declaration and Mitigation Monitoring and Reporting Plan and approve the Newtown Road at South Fork Weber Creek Bridge Replacement Project (Project) as described in the CEQA Initial Study / Mitigated Negative Declaration (IS/MND).

The recommended Board actions are based on the following findings:
A) The CEQA IS/MND, on file with the Clerk of the Board and on Transportation’s website, , was prepared pursuant to Public Resources Code §21000 et seq., and State CEQA Guidelines.
B) There is no substantial evidence that the Project, as mitigated, will have a significant effect on the environment.
C) The IS/MND for the Project reflects Transportatio...

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