Interstate 5 North Coast Corridor Project

North Coast Corridor Public Works Plan/Transportation
and Resource Enhancement Program (NCC PWP/TREP)

Draft Amendment #1: January 2016 (Changes to Coastal Rail Trail Description Only; All Other Changes from December 2015 Remain As Shown)

Based on feedback provided by the California Coastal Commission, local cities, and the public, the following identifies new minor changes and clarifications to the description of the Coastal Rail Trail projects identified within the NCC PWP/TREP since the December 2015 PWP Amendment Draft was posted. These Coastal Rail Trail text clarifications are intended to describe the location as within, or immediately adjacent to, the LOSSAN right of way, and to provide that, in areas where there are environmental, safety, or physical constraints, the trail shall not be located any further than 150 feet from the LOSSAN right of way as generally depicted on the approved PWP/TREP maps. These changes do not identify or select an alignment for Coastal Rail Trail projects along the corridor.

Other minor changes and clarifications to the NCC PWP/TREP that have been identified by the California Coastal Commission, Caltrans, and SANDAG since the August 2014 approval include changes within the document regarding proposed public access and recreation project components, including clarifying the parking locations for rail stations, as well as clarifications of the description of community enhancements in Solana Beach to describe a new rail undercrossing at San Elijo Lagoon for trail connectivity. Additionally, provisions will be added to the NCC PWP/TREP regarding rock slope protection requirements that may be necessary at bridge abutments due to Federal Highway Standards, including monitoring and mitigation requirements. Further, existing standards in the NCC PWP/TREP regarding lagoon protections during construction equipment fueling have also been modified to ensure additional protection of water quality and biological resources.  Lastly, NCC PWP/TREP Appendix B-1 (Lighting Standards) has been added to accurately reflect Caltrans' current lighting standards and make minor mapping changes to reflect existing and proposed lighting throughout the corridor.

Please join us at the public hearing on January 26, 2016 at the Encinitas Community Center at 1140 Oakcrest Park Drive, from 6 pm to 8 pm.

Summary of Changes
PWP/TREP Overview
Chapter 2 - Context
Chapter 3B - The Corridor Vision: Project Solution
Chapter 4 - Scope of Planned Improvements
Section 5.1 - Energy Conservation and Emissions Reduction
Section 5.2 - Promotion of Public Transit and Smart Growth
Section 5.3 - Public Access and Recreation
Section 5.4 - Marine Resources: Water Quality and Wetlands
Section 5.5 - Environmentally Sensitive Habitat Areas and Special-Status Species
Section 5.7 - Coastal Visual Resources
Section 5.8 - Site Stability and Management
Section 5.10 - Coastal Act Policy Conflict Resolution
Chapter 6A - Implementation

APPENDICES
- Appendix B-1 - Lighting Standards

Final: June 2014

PWP/TREP Submittal Letter to California Coastal Commission
PWP/TREP Overview
Cover and Table of Contents
Chapter 1 - Introduction
Chapter 2 - Context
Chapter 3A - The North Coast Corridor Problem: Transportation and Resource Deficiencies
Chapter 3B - The Corridor Vision: Project Solution
Chapter 4 - Scope of Planned Improvements
Section 5.0 - Coastal Development Policies and Resources
Section 5.1 - Energy Conservation and Emissions Reduction
Section 5.2 - Promotion of Public Transit and Smart Growth
Section 5.3 - Public Access and Recreation
Section 5.4 - Marine Resources: Water Quality and Wetlands
Section 5.5 - Environmentally Sensitive Habitat Areas and Special-Status Species
Section 5.6 - Archaeological and Paleontological Resources
Section 5.7 - Coastal Visual Resources
Section 5.8 - Site Stability and Management
Section 5.9 - Agricultural Resources
Section 5.10 - Coastal Act Policy Conflict Resolution
Chapter 6A - Implementation
Chapter 6B - Resource Enhancement and Mitigation Program

APPENDICES
- Appendix A - Safe Access to Transit and Coastal Resources
- Appendix B - Visual Resources Photo Documentation
- Appendix C - I-5 North Coast Corridor Design Guidelines
- Appendix D - San Diego Region Coastal Sea Level Rise Analysis
- Appendix E - Water Quality Technical Memorandum
- Appendix F - Agricultural Viability Analysis
- Appendix G - Transportation White Paper
- Appendix H - Resource Enhancement and Mitigation Program Mitigation Site Assessments
- Appendix I - North Coast Corridor Economic Impact Analysis
- Appendix J - Alternatives Analysis
- Appendix K - Lagoon Optimization Studies

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Final: June 2014 with Revisions Marked

PWP/TREP Overview
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 - Introduction
Chapter 2 - Context
Chapter 3A - The North Coast Corridor Problem: Transportation and Resource Deficiencies
Chapter 3B - The Corridor Vision: Project Solution
Chapter 4 - Scope of Planned Improvements
Section 5.0 - Coastal Development Policies and Resources
Section 5.1 - Energy Conservation and Emissions Reduction
Section 5.2 - Promotion of Public Transit and Smart Growth
Section 5.3 - Public Access and Recreation
Section 5.4 - Marine Resources: Water Quality and Wetlands
Section 5.5 - Environmentally Sensitive Habitat Areas and Special-Status Species
Section 5.6 - Archaeological and Paleontological Resources
Section 5.7 - Coastal Visual Resources
Section 5.8 - Site Stability and Management
Section 5.9 - Agricultural Resources
Section 5.10 - Coastal Act Policy Conflict Resolution
Chapter 6A - Implementation
Chapter 6B - Resource Enhancement and Mitigation Program