St. Francis Avenue Bridge Replacement

Modesto, California

Foothill Associates is providing resource assessment and CEQA/NEPA support services for the bridge replacement project on St. Francis Avenue over the Modesto Irrigation Main Canal for Stanislaus County Department of Public Works. We prepared a Preliminary Environmental Study (PES), submitted to Caltrnas, and are acting as liaison in support of Caltrans documentation of the NEPA Categorical Exclusion. Our scope of work also includes preparation of an ASR/HPSR and a CEQA Categorical Exemption. Foothill Associates is coordinating with the Engineering Team, Stanislaus County, Modesto Irrigation District and Caltrans District 10 to facilitate environmental clearance for proposed improvements including documenting the canal as non-jurisdictional under Section 404 of the federal Clean Water Act and to facilitate a “no adverse effect” finding under Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act.