Various Route Bridge Maintenance Project (I-5, SR-133, and SR-241)
The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) District 12 is proposing a Bridge Preservation Project for 25 bridges in various locations including Interstate 5 (I-5), State Route 133 (SR-133) and State Route 241 (SR-241), spanning the cities of San Clemente, San Juan Capistrano, Laguna Hills, Rancho Santa Margarita, Irvine and Tustin, all in Orange County. The project will temporarily impact access to San Juan Creek Trail where it crosses Bridge No. 55-0228 for approximately 60 working days.
San Juan Creek Trail serves as a multi-use off-road trail open to the public and is subject to protection under Section 4(f) of the U.S. Department of Transportation Act of 1966. Caltrans has studied the project’s impacts on the Section 4(f) resources and the study indicates that San Juan Creek Trail will not be adversely affected. The report that explains why is called a De Minimis 4(f) Determination. In accordance to Section 4(f) of the U.S. Department of Transportation Act of 1966, the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) lead agency shall publicly circulate their preliminary determination of the impacts the protected Section 4f resource is De Minimis prior to making a formal Section 4f De Minimis Impact determination.