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File #: 20-1133    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 8/20/2020 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 1/4/2022 Final action: 1/4/2022
Title: Department of Transportation recommending the Board take the following actions related to the Pioneer Trail/ US Highway 50 Intersection Safety Improvement Roundabout Project, Capital Improvement Program project number 36104026: 1) Adopt the California Environmental Quality Act Mitigated Negative Declaration based on the Initial Study; and 2) Approve the Pioneer Trail/ U.S. Highway 50 Intersection Safety Improvement Roundabout Project as described in the CEQA document. FUNDING: Highway Safety Improvement Program (40.44%), Tahoe Regional Planning Agency Air Quality Mitigation Funds (2.96%), Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Program (14.21%), Regional Surface Transportation Program (1.58%), To Be Determined (Federal, State, and Local Grants) (40.8%).
Attachments: 1. A - Counsel Approval, 2. B - Response to CEQA Public Comment, 3. C - Pioneer Trail IS MND Part 1, 4. D - Pioneer Trail IS MND Part 2, 5. E - Vicinity Map, 6. F - FHWA Roundabouts Hanodut
Related files: 19-0362, 18-1837, 21-0624, 19-1140, 22-0929
Title
Department of Transportation recommending the Board take the following actions related to the Pioneer Trail/ US Highway 50 Intersection Safety Improvement Roundabout Project, Capital Improvement Program project number 36104026:
1) Adopt the California Environmental Quality Act Mitigated Negative Declaration based on the Initial Study; and
2) Approve the Pioneer Trail/ U.S. Highway 50 Intersection Safety Improvement Roundabout Project as described in the CEQA document.

FUNDING: Highway Safety Improvement Program (40.44%), Tahoe Regional Planning Agency Air Quality Mitigation Funds (2.96%), Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Program (14.21%), Regional Surface Transportation Program (1.58%), To Be Determined (Federal, State, and Local Grants) (40.8%).
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DISCUSSION/BACKGROUND
The El Dorado County (County) Department of Transportation (Transportation) proposes to replace the current signalized intersection at Pioneer Trail and U.S. Highway 50 with a modern roundabout. On August 6, 2019 (Legistar #19-1140, Item 26) the Board received a presentation regarding the engineering and outreach work performed for the Pioneer Trail/US Highway 50 Intersection Safety Improvement Project (Project) and voted 4-0 to select a roundabout as the preferred alternative for improving this intersection. Since much of the Project will be constructed in State right-of-way, final approval of a modern roundabout as the preferred alternative was obtained from the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) with the approval of the Intersection Control Evaluation report on February 2020.

Transportation is the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) lead agency for the County and prepared the Mitigated Negative Declaration (MND) to consider the significance of potential Project impacts in accordance with CEQA Guidelines (14 CA Administrative Code, ยง14000 et seq.). Certification of this MND by the Board would complete the CEQA portion of the environmental phase toward...

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