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Caltrans Gleason Beach Roadway Realignment Project

Environmental Impact Report

Caltrans certified the Final Environmental Impact Report/Environmental Assessment (EIR/EA) on June 30, 2016. In total, 21 alternatives were studied, and three final alternatives were analyzed in the 2016 Final EIR/EA. Some alternatives were eliminated for not meeting the project purpose and need to protect the roadway from coastal erosion and maintain long-term regional connectivity. Other alternatives were eliminated as they would have resulted in greater impacts, such as a larger development footprint, significant loss of wetlands, or impacts to more resources, such as cultural resources. As a result of public input and Caltrans’ evaluation of potential environmental impacts associated with the three alternatives discussed in the Draft EIR/EA and public input, Alternative 19A was selected as the preferred alternative.

Thumbnail image of EIR report.