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SR-58 Kramer Junction

Circulation of Final Environmental Impact Report / Environmental Impact Statement

The circulation period for this FEIR/EIS is from Friday, July 18, 2014 to Monday, August 18, 2014.

SR-58 Kramer Junction Expressway Final Environmental Impact Report / Environmental Impact Statement (Final EIR/EIS) Voume I
SR-58 Kramer Junction Expressway Final Environmental Impact Report / Environmental Impact Statement (Final EIR/EIS)
Volume II

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) plans to realign and widen a 13.3-mile segment of State Route 58 (SR-58) from 0.4 miles west of the Kern County/San Bernardino County line Post Mile (PM) Route (R) 0.0 to a point that is approximately 7.5 miles (PM R12.9) east of United States Route 395 (US-395), from a two-lane conventional highway to a four-lane expressway; and construct an interchange at the SR-58/US-395 Junction. In addition, the project would involve the construction of crossing structure above the BNSF rail line where it intersects with SR-58 approximately 2.5 miles east of Kramer Junction.

Caltrans is the lead agency under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA).

Caltrans has completed a Final Environmental Impact Report/Environmental Impact Statement (EIR/EIS) that evaluates the potential impacts of the no-build and build alternatives, which was approved by Caltrans on July 1, 2014.

The Final EIR/EIS tells why the project is being planned, what alternatives were considered for the project, how the existing environment could be affected by the project, the potential impacts of each of the alternatives, including the identified Preferred Alternative, Alternative 1A, and the planned avoidance, minimization, and/or mitigation measures. The Final EIR/EIS also includes Caltrans’ responses to the comments Caltrans received in conjunction with public circulation of the Draft EIR/EIS, which occurred between Friday, July 5, 2013 and Monday, August 19, 2013.

Full consideration was given to the technical studies prepared for the alternatives, and data was carefully analyzed for all alternatives on an equal basis. After comparing and weighing the benefits and impacts of all of the feasible alternatives and considering public comments, members of the Project Development Team (PDT) identified Alternative 1A as the preferred alternative at a meeting following the circulation of the Draft EIR/EIS in August 2013.  See Chapter 5 of this Final EIR/EIS for Caltrans’ responses to the comments received during circulation of the Draft EIR/EIS.

The circulation period for this FEIR/EIS, as noted above, is from Friday, July 18, 2014 to Monday, August 18, 2014.

Hard copies of this Final EIR/EIS are available for review at:

Barstow Branch Library 
304 E. Buena Vista Street 
Barstow, CA 92311-2806


And

Boron Branch Library
26967 Twenty Mule Team Road
Boron, CA 93516

And

Caltrans District 8 Office
464 West 4th Street
San Bernardino, CA 92401-1400


Comments on the approved Final EIR/EIS prepared for this planned project, which will be designed and constructed based on the identified Preferred Alternative, Alternative 1A, may be submitted via postal mail to:

Kurt Heidelberg
Senior Environmental Planner
California Department of Transportation
Division of Environmental Planning
464 W. 4th Street, 6th Floor MS 820
San Bernardino, California 92401-1400


Comments on the approved Final EIR/EIS may also be submitted via email to: kurt.heidelberg@dot.ca.gov
Be sure to submit comments by the deadline: Monday, August 18, 2014
All comments received will become part of the public record.


View a map of the Preferred Alternative (Alternative 1A)