SR-91 (SR-57 to SR-55) Improvement Project

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    Project Overview

    OCTA and Caltrans District 12 are in the Project Approval/Environmental Document phase (commonly known as the environmental review phase) on the SR-91 Widening Project between SR-57 and SR-55. Should a build alternative be environmentally cleared and approved by Caltrans District 12, this project proposes to increase capacity and help improve operations in both directions along SR-91 adjacent to the cities of Fullerton, Placentia, Anaheim and Orange.

    Construction of an approved build alternative would move forward only after environmental clearance, final design and when funding is fully approved.

    Funding – Your OC Go Tax Dollars at Work

    The project is funded in part by OC Go, formerly Measure M, Orange County’s voter-approved transportation investment plan, as well as 91 Express Lanes excess toll revenues. To learn more about OC Go projects, click here.

    The Environment Review Process

    OCTA and Caltrans conduct the environmental review process as mandated by the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).

    At the heart of CEQA and NEPA is the public’s interest in the environment. In general, the purpose of the environmental review process is to identify a proposed project’s potentially significant environmental impacts and to develop measures to avoid, minimize or mitigate these impacts to less than significant when feasible and reasonable.

    Public Review and Comment Period

    OCTA and Caltrans have studied the impacts that this project will have on the environment. Technical studies show that this project will not have a significant effect on the quality of the environment. The report that explains why is called an Initial Study/Environmental Assessment IS/EA.

    The draft IS/EA with a proposed Negative Declaration (ND) is now available for public review and comment for a period of 30 days, from November 20 to December 21, online at: http://www.dot.ca.gov/d12/DEA/91/0K980, as well as the following five public libraries:

    • Placentia Library, 411 E. Chapman Avenue, Placentia, CA 92870
    • Fullerton Library, 353 W. Commonwealth Avenue, Fullerton, CA 92832
    • Anaheim Library, 500 W. Broadway, Anaheim, CA 92805
    • Anaheim Sunkist Branch, 901 S. Sunkist Street, Anaheim, CA 92806
    • Charles P. Taft Branch Library, 740 E. Taft Avenue, Orange, CA 92865

    Public comments are important and will be considered before a build alternative is recommended and approved. Public comments may be submitted in person, via mail or by email as follows:

    • Public Hearing (Open House Format) on/at:
      December 11, 2018 from 5:30-7:30
      Rio Vista Elementary School
      310 N. Rio Vista
      Anaheim, CA 92806
    • Via mail at:
      Attention: Kathleen Dove
      Associate Environmental Planner
      Caltrans District 12
      Division of Environmental Analysis
      1750 East 4th Street, Suite 100,
      Santa Ana, CA 92705
    • Via email to D12.SR91.Project@dot.ca.gov

    If there are no major comments, the project will proceed into Final Design.

    Contact the Outreach Team

    For questions, please contact Fernando Chavarria, Manager of Community Outreach at fchavarria@octa.net or at (714) 560-5306.

    Public Meetings

    On Tuesday, November 20, 2018, the Draft Environmental Document for this project became available for a 30-day public review period. A Notice of Intent to Adopt a Negative Declaration and a Notice of Availability of an Initial Study/Environmental Assessment Study Results was published in the Orange

    County Register and additional notices will be published in other newspapers. Postcards will also be direct mailed to over 8,000 properties in the proposed project’s surrounding area. The 30-day period for the public to provide comments will conclude on Friday, December 21, 2018.

    During the 30-day public review and comment period, OCTA and Caltrans will be hold a public hearing (open house format) on Tuesday, December 11, 2018 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. at Rio Vista Elementary School, 310 N. Rio Vista Street, Anaheim, CA 92806

    The public is invited to attend and welcomed to provide comments. Full meeting details are listed below.


    Resources – December 11, 2018 Public Hearing (Open House Format)

    March 2018 Pubic Information Meeting (Open House Format)

    CEQA and NEPA Resources

    For more information on CEQA and NEPA, you may want to visit the following websites:

    1. http://resources.ca.gov/ceqa/
    2. http://resources.ca.gov/ceqa/more/faq.html
    3. http://resources.ca.gov/ceqa/guidelines/
    4. http://www.epa.gov/compliance/nepa/

    Resources


    Overview

    Project Overview

    OCTA and Caltrans District 12 are in the Project Approval/Environmental Document phase (commonly known as the environmental review phase) on the SR-91 Widening Project between SR-57 and SR-55. Should a build alternative be environmentally cleared and approved by Caltrans District 12, this project proposes to increase capacity and help improve operations in both directions along SR-91 adjacent to the cities of Fullerton, Placentia, Anaheim and Orange.

    Construction of an approved build alternative would move forward only after environmental clearance, final design and when funding is fully approved.

    Funding – Your OC Go Tax Dollars at Work

    The project is funded in part by OC Go, formerly Measure M, Orange County’s voter-approved transportation investment plan, as well as 91 Express Lanes excess toll revenues. To learn more about OC Go projects, click here.

    The Environment Review Process

    OCTA and Caltrans conduct the environmental review process as mandated by the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).

    At the heart of CEQA and NEPA is the public’s interest in the environment. In general, the purpose of the environmental review process is to identify a proposed project’s potentially significant environmental impacts and to develop measures to avoid, minimize or mitigate these impacts to less than significant when feasible and reasonable.

    Public Review and Comment Period

    OCTA and Caltrans have studied the impacts that this project will have on the environment. Technical studies show that this project will not have a significant effect on the quality of the environment. The report that explains why is called an Initial Study/Environmental Assessment IS/EA.

    The draft IS/EA with a proposed Negative Declaration (ND) is now available for public review and comment for a period of 30 days, from November 20 to December 21, online at: http://www.dot.ca.gov/d12/DEA/91/0K980, as well as the following five public libraries:

    • Placentia Library, 411 E. Chapman Avenue, Placentia, CA 92870
    • Fullerton Library, 353 W. Commonwealth Avenue, Fullerton, CA 92832
    • Anaheim Library, 500 W. Broadway, Anaheim, CA 92805
    • Anaheim Sunkist Branch, 901 S. Sunkist Street, Anaheim, CA 92806
    • Charles P. Taft Branch Library, 740 E. Taft Avenue, Orange, CA 92865

    Public comments are important and will be considered before a build alternative is recommended and approved. Public comments may be submitted in person, via mail or by email as follows:

    • Public Hearing (Open House Format) on/at:
      December 11, 2018 from 5:30-7:30
      Rio Vista Elementary School
      310 N. Rio Vista
      Anaheim, CA 92806
    • Via mail at:
      Attention: Kathleen Dove
      Associate Environmental Planner
      Caltrans District 12
      Division of Environmental Analysis
      1750 East 4th Street, Suite 100,
      Santa Ana, CA 92705
    • Via email to D12.SR91.Project@dot.ca.gov

    If there are no major comments, the project will proceed into Final Design.

    Contact the Outreach Team

    For questions, please contact Fernando Chavarria, Manager of Community Outreach at fchavarria@octa.net or at (714) 560-5306.

    Public Meetings

    Public Meetings

    On Tuesday, November 20, 2018, the Draft Environmental Document for this project became available for a 30-day public review period. A Notice of Intent to Adopt a Negative Declaration and a Notice of Availability of an Initial Study/Environmental Assessment Study Results was published in the Orange

    County Register and additional notices will be published in other newspapers. Postcards will also be direct mailed to over 8,000 properties in the proposed project’s surrounding area. The 30-day period for the public to provide comments will conclude on Friday, December 21, 2018.

    During the 30-day public review and comment period, OCTA and Caltrans will be hold a public hearing (open house format) on Tuesday, December 11, 2018 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. at Rio Vista Elementary School, 310 N. Rio Vista Street, Anaheim, CA 92806

    The public is invited to attend and welcomed to provide comments. Full meeting details are listed below.


    Resources

    Resources – December 11, 2018 Public Hearing (Open House Format)

    March 2018 Pubic Information Meeting (Open House Format)

    CEQA and NEPA Resources

    For more information on CEQA and NEPA, you may want to visit the following websites:

    1. http://resources.ca.gov/ceqa/
    2. http://resources.ca.gov/ceqa/more/faq.html
    3. http://resources.ca.gov/ceqa/guidelines/
    4. http://www.epa.gov/compliance/nepa/
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    Resources


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Public Participation and Community Engagement

At the heart of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) is the public’s interest. And at the center of OC Go (formerly known as Measure M) is a commitment to the taxpayer.

Consistent with these public policy values, OCTA and Caltrans are implementing a public information and community engagement program that not only complies with, but exceeds public information mandates under CEQA and NEPA.

Throughout the environmental study process, OCTA and Caltrans are sustaining a multimedia public communications and community engagement program intended to generate project awareness as well as facilitate public participation and comment.

In addition to the project webpage, the communications and engagement program includes:

  • Noticing and canvassing
  • Public information and public hearing meetings (Open House format)
  • Email notices to elected officials
  • Social media alerts
  • Constituent services

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