Environmental Process

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) has prepared a Draft Initial Study with Proposed Negative Declaration which examines the potential environmental impacts of replacing existing safety barriers and installing new safety barriers along a segment of State Route 1 in San Mateo County, California. Caltrans is the lead agency under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). The document tells you why the proposed project is being proposed, how the existing environment could be affected by the Project, the potential impacts of each proposed activity, and the proposed avoidance and minimization measures.


Please read the environmental document. It can also be accessed electronically at the following website: https://dot.ca.gov/caltrans-near-me/district-4/d4 popular-links/d4 environmental-docs.


Send comments, including requests that Caltrans hold a public meeting, by mail or email to:


Caltrans District 4
Office of Environmental Analysis
ATTN: Nina Hofmarcher
P.O. Box 23660, MS 8B
Oakland, CA 94623‑0660

Nina.Hofmarcher@dot.ca.gov (Preferred method of contact during COVID‑19)

You may also submit comments on this website under the Comment Card tab

Per CEQA Section 15073, Caltrans will circulate the environmental document for review for 30 days. During the 30 day public review period, the general public and responsible and trustee agencies can submit comments on this document to Caltrans. Caltrans will consider the comments and will respond to the comments after the 30 day public review period. After comments are received from the public and reviewing agencies, Caltrans may (1) grant environmental approval to the Project, (2) conduct additional environmental studies, or (3) abandon the Project. If the Project is given environmental approval and funding is obtained, Caltrans could design and construct all or part of the Project.


For individuals with sensory disabilities, please call or write to the California Department of Transportation, District 4, Attn: Nina Hofmarcher, Associate Environmental Planner, P.O. Box 23660 MS 8B, Oakland, CA 94623 0660; (510) 926-0702 (Voice), or use the California Relay Service 1 (800) 735 2929 (TTY), 1 (800) 735 2929 (Voice) or 711.


An Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)-compliant electronic copy of this document is available to download at the Caltrans environmental document website (https://dot.ca.gov/caltrans-near-me/district-4/d4 popular-links/d4 environmental-docs).