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File #: 22-0243    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 1/27/2022 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 5/17/2022 Final action: 5/17/2022
Title: Department of Transportation recommending the Board take the following actions related to the Mount Murphy Road at South Fork American River - Bridge Replacement Project, Capital Improvement Program project number 77129/36105029: 1) Certify the Final Environmental Impact Report pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act, consisting of the Draft Environmental Impact Report dated January 2022 and the Final Environmental Impact Report dated May 2022; 2) Adopt the Findings of Fact and Statement of Overriding Considerations that includes the Mitigation Monitoring and Reporting Plan; 3) Approve the Project as described in the Final Environmental Impact Report; and 4) Authorize Department of Transportation staff to proceed with filing the Notice of Determination, final design, rights-of-way acquisition, permitting, and other activities for Project construction. FUNDING: Highway Bridge Program (100%). (Federal Funds)
Attachments: 1. A - Approved Contract Request Form, 2. B - Final EIR, 3. C - Findings of Fact & MMRP, 4. D - Draft EIR, 5. E - Presentation, 6. Public Comment Rcvd 5-17-2022 BOS 5-17-2022, 7. Public Comment BOS Rcvd. 5-16-2022, 8. Public Comment BOS Rcvd. 5-12-2022
Related files: 19-1382, 19-0641, 13-0217, 19-0342, 21-0490
Title
Department of Transportation recommending the Board take the following actions related to the Mount Murphy Road at South Fork American River - Bridge Replacement Project, Capital Improvement Program project number 77129/36105029:
1) Certify the Final Environmental Impact Report pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act, consisting of the Draft Environmental Impact Report dated January 2022 and the Final Environmental Impact Report dated May 2022;
2) Adopt the Findings of Fact and Statement of Overriding Considerations that includes the Mitigation Monitoring and Reporting Plan;
3) Approve the Project as described in the Final Environmental Impact Report; and
4) Authorize Department of Transportation staff to proceed with filing the Notice of Determination, final design, rights-of-way acquisition, permitting, and other activities for Project construction.

FUNDING: Highway Bridge Program (100%). (Federal Funds)
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DISCUSSION / BACKGROUND
The Department of Transportation (Transportation) received federal funds from the Federal Highway Association Highway Bridge Program (HBP) to replace the existing Mount Murphy Road at South Fork American River Bridge (Project) located in Coloma. The existing bridge is located approximately 250 feet north of the intersection of State Route 49 (SR 49) and Mt. Murphy Road. The existing bridge carries Mount Murphy Road over the South Fork American River (SFAR) and connects Coloma/ SR 49 with Marshall Road approximately 3 air miles north of the Project site. The purpose of the Project is to replace a fracture critical bridge to improve safety and movement for vehicles, pedestrians, and bicyclists across the SFAR in the town of Coloma. The primary Project objectives include:

· Correct Structural and Functional Deficiencies
· Direct Access Across the SFAR in Coloma
· Correct Operational Deficiencies and Improve Safety for Vehicles, Bicycles, and Pedestrians

The Project would construct a post-tensioned cast-in-place...

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