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    July 12, 2018
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PUBLIC NOTICE Notice of Intent to Adopt a Negative Declaration/Environmental Assessment and Section 4() Evaluation for Califormia Aqueduct Bridge Replacement Study Results Available) Do you want o publc hearing on changes proposed for State Route 166 Comments wil be accepted from uly 12, 2018 through Aupust 1, thee are ho major comments LOCATION equests for a public hearing Calt NTERSTATE The Calfornia Department of Transportation (Catrans) proposes to replace the California Aqueduct Bridge (Bridge No. 50-0323 atpost mile 1744 on State Route 166 in Kern County with a new bridge. The bridge sits 22 miles east of Old River Road and 5 miles west of Interstate S. The new bridge would be a renforced steel and concrete box girder bridge, approximately 434 feet long and 43 feet 6inches wide, with a vertical height of 21 feet it would have 12-foot-wide lanes and &Hoot-wide shoulders The new bridge would be on the same alignment as the existing bridge. During peoject construction, a detour off State Roube 166 would divert traffic along Old River Road to Copus Road to keep this stretch of State Route 166 clear of traffic while the work is being done ppraximately 6acres of new right-of-way wouild be acquired from adjacent farmland for the project. The proposed work may also have an effect on a historic property, the Calfornia Aqueduct,eligible for the National Register of Historik Places. A Finding of No Adverse Effect under Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act has been submitted to the State Historic Preservation Officer for concurrence Caltrans has studied the effects this project may have on the environment.Ourstudies show it will not ignificantly affect the quality of the environment. The neport that explains why is called an Initial Study/Environmental Assessment. This notice is to tel you of the preparation of the Initial Study with Proposed Negative available for you to read and comment on. Tis notice also ofers the opportunity to request a publikc hearing Assessment and Section 4) Evaluation The document is now Assessment and a Section 4) The Iinitial Study with Proposed Negative Evaluation and related technical reports are available for review at the following locations Caltrans Distrct 6Office, 1352W.0live Avenue, Fresno, CA 93728, weekdays from 400 p.m. Beale Memorial Library, 701 Truatun Avenue, Bakersfield, CA 9330 Taft Library, 27 Cougar Court, Taft CA 93268 Do you harve any comments about processing the project with an Initial Study with Proposed Negative DeclarationvErwironmental Assessment and Section 4f) Evaluation? Do you disagree with the findings of our study as set forth in the Initial Shudy with Proposed Negative DeclarationvEnvironmental Assessment and the Section 4) Evakation? Would you care to make any other comment on the project?Would you like a public hearing? Please submit your comments and any request for a public hearing in writing no later than August 11,2018 to Caltrans Environmental Planning.Attention: Rikchand Putler,Senior Environmental Planner, 85S M Street, Suite 200, Fresno, CA 93721 or email richard putler@dotcagow. For more Information about this project or to request anelectronic or hard copy of the document wtite to or call Caltrans, Albentiorc Richard Putler, Senior Environmental Planner, 855 M Street, Suite 200, Fresno, CA 93721; phone (SS4455286 For all other State Highway matters, please contact the District 6Public Affairs Office at (559) 444-2409 Individuals who require documents in altenative formats are requested to comtact the District 6 Public Affairs Office at (559) 444-2409. Telecommunications Devices for the Deaf (TDD) users may call 800-735-2922 or contact the Calidornia Relay Service voke line by dialing 711