Submitting a Reclassification Request

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To submit a request to classify a section of freeway, please do the following:

  • Identify the location (post mile to post mile) using Caltrans Earth, Map Tools, Postmile Lookup.  Refer to "CT Earth" at:

    earth.dot.ca.gov

  • Indicate the reason(s) why a route segment should be classified.
  • Include site photographs to support your reason(s) why a route segment should be classified.  Include site photographs from multiple viewpoints and identify the viewpoint locations on a Caltrans Earth image.
  • Address your classification request letter to Mr. Keith Robinson, Principal Landscape Architect (refer to the “Example Letter to Request Declassification of Landscaped Freeway” under "Sample Request Letter" and modify as necessary).

If a reclassification request is not granted, the person making the request may appeal this determination to Ms. Karla Sutliff, Project Delivery Deputy Director (Chief Engineer), pursuant to the provisions of Section 2241. Enforcement, (b), of the Outdoor Advertising Regulations accordingly for a classification request.

Submitting a Declassification Request

To submit a request to declassify a section of freeway, please do the following:

  • Clearly state whether you are requesting the declassification of a route segment (post mile X to post mile Y) or a specific spot location (at post mile X) as the location point of reference.
  • When requesting the declassification of a route segment, identify the proposed advertising display location using "CT Earth" Map Tools Postmile Lookup at:

    earth.dot.ca.gov

  • Indicate the reason(s) why a route segment or spot location should be declassified (e.g. the existing ornamental vegetation landscape plantings have been removed due to a freeway widening project or that the existing ornamental vegetation landscape plantings have died).
  • Include site photographs to support your reason(s) why a route segment or specific spot location should be declassified.  Include site photographs from multiple viewpoints of both sides of the freeway and identify the viewpoint locations on a Caltrans Earth image.
  • Address your declassification request letter to Mr. Keith Robinson, Principal Landscape Architect (refer to the “Example Letter to Request Declassification of Landscaped Freeway” under Reclassification Requests).

Appeals Process

If a reclassification request is not granted, the person making the request may appeal this determination to Ms. Karla Sutliff, Project Delivery Deputy Director (Chief Engineer), pursuant to the provisions of Section 2241. Enforcement, (b), of the Outdoor Advertising Regulations.

 

Updated July 14, 2016