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Projects | Riverside County | SR-60 Truck Climbing

Initial Study with Mitigated Negative Declaration /Environmental Assessment with Finding of No Significant Impact

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The Initial Study with Mitigated Negative Declaration/Environmental Assessment with Finding of No Significant Impact prepared for the SR-60 Truck Lanes project was approved on May 16, 2016. The project was also approved on May 16, 2016. A pdf.file copy of this document is available at the top of this page.

The Riverside County Transportation Commission (RCTC), in cooperation with Caltrans, proposes to construct an eastbound truck-climbing lane and westbound truck-descending lane—along with inside and outside standard shoulders in both directions—on State Route 60 (SR-60) in a portion of unincorporated Riverside County between Gilman Springs Road at Post Mile (PM) 22.10 and 1.369 miles west of Jack Rabbit Trail at PM 26.61. As proposed, the eastbound existing two lanes of SR-60 will begin the transition to the truck-climbing lane at the end of the EB entrance ramp from Gilman Springs Road—and the three lanes will taper back to two lanes between post mile 26.3 and 26.61 (1.369 miles west of the Jack Rabbit Trail intersection). The westbound existing two lanes will begin the transition to the truck-descending lane at post mile 26.5—and the three lanes will taper back to two lanes between post mile 22.5 and 22.1. On EB SR-60, the existing shoulder conditions will begin to taper to the improved 12-foot outside shoulder at the end of the EB entrance ramp from Gilman Springs Road; and will taper back to existing shoulder conditions between post mile 26.5 and 26.61. On WB SR-60, the existing shoulder conditions will begin to taper to the improved 12-foot outside shoulder at post mile 26.51; will taper back to existing shoulder conditions between post mile 22.5 and 22.1.

Circulation of the Recirculated Initial Study with Proposed Mitigated Negative Declaration/Environmental Assessment (Recirculated IS/EA) began on October 30, 2015 and was noticed in two newspapers. Both of the published notices included a Notice of Availability of an Initial Study/Environmental Assessment, Notice of Intent to Adopt a Mitigated Negative Declaration, and Opportunity for Public Hearing. The identified period of circulation was October 30, 2015 through December 2, 2015. A public hearing was held during circulation of the Recirculated IS/EA on November 18, 2015 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Sunnymead Elementary School, located at 24050 Dracaea Avenue in the City of Moreno Valley.

Circulation of the Original Initial Study with Proposed Mitigated Negative Declaration/Environmental Assessment (Original IS/EA) began on June 16, 2014 and was noticed in two newspapers. Both of the published notices included a Notice of Availability of an Initial Study/Environmental Assessment, Notice of Intent to Adopt a Mitigated Negative Declaration, and Opportunity for Public Hearing. The identified period of circulation was June 16, 2014 through July 15, 2014. Requests were received for a public hearing beginning the first day of circulation. In response to the requests, a determination was made by Caltrans to schedule a public hearing and to also extend the period of circulation to August 11, 2014. The public hearing was held on July 31, 2014 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Sunnymead Elementary School, located at 24050 Dracaea Avenue in the City of Moreno Valley.