I-10 Replace Rock Slope Protection Public Notice


             Notice of Intent to Adopt a Mitigated Negative Declaration.           

    Study Results Are Available.

Would you like a public hearing on
 changes proposed to Interstate 10 (I-10)?

Project Name: I-10 Replace Rock Slope Protection Project

What Is Being Planned

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) is proposing to replace existing rock slope protection at twenty-four (24) bridges on Interstate 10 in Riverside County between Hayfield Road and Eagle Mountain Road, from Krume Ditch to Wide Ditch, just west of Desert Center.

Why This Notice

Caltrans studied the effects that this project may have on the environment.  Our studies show that the proposed project would not significantly affect the quality of the environment.  The report that explains the effects of this project is called an Initial Study (IS). This notice is to (1) advise you of the preparation of the Initial Study (with Proposed Negative Declaration) and of its availability for you to read, (2) offer you the opportunity to request a public hearing or provide public comments, and (3) inform you of our intent to adopt this Mitigated Negative Declaration.

What Is Available

The Initial Study (with Proposed Mitigated Negative Declaration) report is available by contacting one of the following:

Where You Come In

Do you have any comments about processing the project with an Initial Study [IS] (with Proposed Mitigated Negative Declaration [MND])?  Do you disagree with the findings of our study as discussed in the IS (with MND)? Would you care to make any other comments on the project? We would like to hear what you think. Please submit your comments in writing no later than July 13, 2020 to one of the following:

  • Shawn Oriaz, Senior Environmental Planner

    California Department of Transportation
    464 W. 4th Street, MS 827
    San Bernardino, CA 92401-1400

  • Project email address: 10.RockSlope@dot.ca.gov

What Happens Next

After comments are received from the public and reviewing agencies, Caltrans may (1) give environmental approval to the proposed project, (2) do additional environmental studies, or (3) abandon the project.  If the project is given environmental approval and funding is obtained, Caltrans could design and construct all or part of the project.

Alternative Formats

For individuals with sensory disabilities, this document can be made available in Braille, in large print, on audiocassette, or on computer disk.  To obtain a copy in one of these alternate formats, please call or write to Caltrans, Attn: Natasha Walton, Environmental Planner, 464 W. 4th Street, MS 827, San Bernardino, CA, 92401, (909) 383-6934, 10.RockSlope@dot.ca.gov; or call the California Relay Service 1 (800) 735-2929 (TTY to Voice), 1 (800) 735-2922 (Voice to TTY), 1 (800) 855-3000 (Spanish TTY to Voice and Voice to TTY), 1-800-854-7784 (Spanish and English Speech-to-Speech), or 711.