State Route 74 - Draft Environmental Impact Report
PLEASE SEE Final Environmental Impact Report.
(This is the Draft, retained for reference only)
This project proposes to widen State Route 74 (SR-74) from two lanes to four lanes from Calle Entradero in the City of San Juan Capistrano to the City/Orange County line. The purpose of this project is to relieve existing and future traffic congestion and improve the flow of traffic on SR-74, accommodate planned growth and development in the surrounding areas, and close the gap, as well as provide improvements consistent with local planning documents.
PLEASE NOTE: THE PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD IS NOW CLOSED
The entire Draft EIR document is large (approximately 58MB) and may take a long time to download on some internet connections. For your convenience we are also providing links to individual chapters below (followed by the technical studies):
CHAPTER 1 - Proposed Project
(Introduction, Project Background, Purpose and Need, Project Description, Alternatives, Permits and Approvals Needed)
CHAPTER 2 - Affected Environment, Environmental Consequences, and Avoidance, Minimization, and/or Mitigation Measures
2.1.1 Chapter 2 Introduction and 2.1.1 Land Use
2.1.3 Community Impacts
2.1.4 Utilities and Emergency Services
2.1.5 Traffic and Transportation
2.1.6 Visual and Aesthetics
2.1.7 Cultural Resources
2.2.1 Hydrology and Floodplain
2.2.2 Water Quality and Storm Water Runoff
2.2.3 Geology and Soils
2.2.5 Hazardous Waste and Materials
2.2.6 Air Quality
2.2.7 Noise and Vibration
2.3 Biological Environment
2.4 Cumulative Impacts
2.5 Climate Change
Appendix A Notice of Preparation
Appendix C Agency Correspondence
Appendix D 2008 Regional Transportation Improvement Program
Appendix E List of Acronyms
Appendix F List of Technical Studies
Appendix G Preliminary Design Layouts (about 25MB)
Appendix H - Cover Page and Appendix H - Comments on Initial Study (with proposed Mitigated Negative Declaration). Note: the Initial Study is also available (see also the additional link just below the technical studies).
Appendix I Noise Attenuation
Appendix J City of San Juan Capistrano Tree Removal Ordinance
Here are the individual technical studies:
Caltrans MND Study - Preliminary Geotechnical Report
Here is the Initial Study (IS)/Proposed Mitigated Negative Declaration (MND) document circulated in July 2007 (approximately 25MB). Due to the nature of the comments received during the public review period of the Initial Study/Proposed MND document, the above Draft EIR was prepared.
All of the above are also available on CD or paper:
Each CD is $1.00
Complete set of CD's is $4.00
(Includes Draft EIR with Appendix H, Technical Studies and Initial Study)
Delivery in California is approximately 3 working days
Draft EIR without Appendix H is $420.00
Draft EIR with Appendix H is $520.00
Complete set of Technical Studies is $1350.00
Initial Study is $300.00
Complete Set of hard copies is $2170.00
(Includes Draft EIR with Appendix H, Technical Studies, and Initial Study)
For CD copies or hard (paper) copies, please contact Scott Shelley at 949-724-2705, or email lower74EIR_D12@dot.ca.gov, Attn. Scott Shelley.
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