Presentation on theme: "Mead Valley Municipal Advisory Council October 17, 2012"— Presentation transcript:
1 Mead Valley Municipal Advisory Council October 17, 2012 Cajalco RoadWidening and Safety Enhancement Project(Project Update)Woodcrest Municipal Advisory CouncilOctober 11, 2012Mead Valley Municipal Advisory CouncilOctober 17, 2012
2 Key Project Team Members Riverside County Transportation DepartmentJuan C. Perez Scott Staley Mary ZambonICF InternationalBrian CalvertAECOMEdward NgIterisViggen DavidianArellano AssociatesCheryl Donahue
3 Project OverviewProposed Project: Widen Cajalco Road from two to four lanes between Harvill Avenue and Temescal Canyon Road, and from four to six lanes between the I-215 southbound ramps and Harvill Avenue
4 Previous Public Meetings Cajalco Road Public Scoping Meeting #1 (September 26, 2011) Lake Mathews Elementary SchoolCajalco Road Public Scoping Meeting #2 (September 29, 2011) Tomas Rivera Middle SchoolRAGLM (October 19, 2011)Fire Station #4 (El Sobrante Rd)Greater Lake Mathews Rural Trails Association (January 12, 2012) Kountry Folks Homestyle RestaurantRAGLM (July 18, 2012) Fire Station #4 (El Sobrante Rd)Woodcrest MAC (October 11, 2012) Woodcrest Library
5 Public Scoping Meetings Cajalco Road NEPA Public Scoping Meeting #1 (October 24, 2012) Lake Mathews Elementary SchoolCajalco Road NEPA Public Scoping Meeting #2 (October 25, 2012) Tomas Rivera Middle School
6 Alternatives Presented Generally follows existing alignmentBike lanes and horse trailsDrainage improvementsWildlife crossings
7 Alternatives Presented Follows current General Plan alignment.Similar to Alternative 1, except for new section between Hollis Lane and Eagle Canyon Road.
8 Feedback = Alterations Input received from 72 members of the public and 18 agencies have resulted in the following:Consideration of a secondary access via Lake Mathews Drive for existing homes in the Hollis Lane area.Under Alternative 2, consideration of extending La Sierra Avenue to meet the new alignment of Cajalco Road.Refinements to roadway design that include removal of the previously considered equestrian trail between Harley John Road and Temescal Canyon Road.
13 Federal EIS Determination A decision on the type of environmental document necessary for compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) has been issued by the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), the lead federal agency for the project. An Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) will be prepared.Additional public scoping meetings (a requirement of the EIS process) with opportunity to provide input and obtain information about the project will be held in the fall of 2012.
14 Next StepsEIS process includes additional agency review and input into project's purposeand need, and range of alternativesConsider input from meetings/written comments in Draft Env DocumentContinue technical, engineering, environmental studiesPresent Draft Environmental Document for public review and include responses in Final Environmental DocumentIdentify preferred alternative, with consideration of public and agency commentsObtain project approvalProvide project update prior to construction
18 Thank YouWe appreciate the invitation from the Mead Valley MAC and the opportunity to share the project progress.Please sign in to be notified of upcoming public meetings and availability of environmental documents.