Kern Canyon Culvert Rehabilitation
The California Department of Transportation proposes to repair, replace, and clean culverts on State Route 178 from 1.6 miles east of Rancheria Road to Vista Grande Drive in Kern County. Two new culverts and one overside drain will be built, 355 roadside signs will be replaced and various Intelligent Transportation Systems will be installed at 11 locations.
Culverts on State Route 178 are perforated and heavily rusted. They have damaged end treatments, joint separations, and need sediment/debris removal. These culverts have reached or exceeded their design life.
The project is needed to maintain proper drainage and extend the life of the culverts. All existing roadside signs are on wood posts and would be replaced with new metal beams except for seven wood posts which are located in a cultural site. These seven wood posts will remain in place and only the sign panels will be replaced. The new metal beams are needed to meet current Caltrans standards.
Estimated Funding Breakdown
Construction Cost: $11,950,000
Proposed Project Schedule
|Final environmental document to be completed||October 2020|
|Right-of-way acquisition to be completed||August 2021|
|Design to be completed||January 2022|
|Construction to begin||August 2022|
|Construction to be completed||August 2023|
Sunil Gandrathi, Project Manager
Phone: (559) 709-8779
Som Phongsavanh, Environmental Planner
Phone: (559) 246-8601
District 6 Public Information Office
Phone: (559) 444-2409
- Initial Study with Negative Declaration - FINAL - November 2020 (PDF, 1.6MB)
Title VI Information
The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) assures that no person shall, on the basis of race, color, or national origin, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be otherwise subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance, as required by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, the Civil Rights Restoration Act of 1987, and Federal Executive Order 12898 (Federal Actions to Address Environmental Justice in Minority Populations and Low-Income Populations).
Caltrans will make every effort to ensure nondiscrimination in all of its programs and activities, whether they are federally funded or not, and that services and benefits are fairly distributed to all people, regardless of race, color, or national origin. In addition, Caltrans will facilitate meaningful participation in the transportation planning process in a nondiscriminatory manner.
- Title VI Brochure (English, PDF)
- Title VI Brochure (Spanish, PDF)
- Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Caltrans Information)