Upper Bidwell Park Road Sediment Reduction Project
Environmental Review/Design Phase
The City of Chico received a grant from the State Water Resources Control Board to make improvements to the unpaved portion of the Upper Park Road past the Horseshoe Lake/Lot E gate in Upper Bidwell Park. The purpose of this project is to reduce sediment from entering Big Chico Creek by controlling erosion and making other drainage improvements on 43 potential erosion sites on this section of the road.
Individual treatment features include improvements to 40 stream crossings, 2 ditch relief culverts, and 1 spring, as well as road surface drainage and associated erosion treatments, such as rolling dips and armor fills. The Project will not involve paving this portion of the road. Construction anticipated to start late Spring/Summer 2022.
Environmental Review is complete and the project is in the permitting and construction bid phase. The following documents are now available for public review:
Notice of Intent to adopt a Mitigated Negative Declaration
Draft Initial Study/Mitigated Negative Declaration - Upper Park Road Sediment Reduction Project
Appendix A: Upper Park Road Tree Survey
Appendix B: Biological Surveys
2017 PWA Road Assessment/Action Plan
Notice of Determination and Final Mitigated Negative Declaration
Public Comment Period:
A 30-day public review period on the Draft Initial Study/Proposed Mitigated Negative Declaration (IS/MND) commenced on October 1, 2021 and ended at 5:00 p.m. on November 2, 2021.
Comments relating to environmental concerns regarding this project and the proposed Draft Initial Study/Mitigated Negative Declaration (IS/MND) were filed in writing to the City of Chico Public Works Parks Division at P.O. Box 3420, Chico, CA 95927, or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org by 5:00 p.m. November 2, 2021.
Public comments regarding the Draft IS/MND were also taken at the Bidwell Park & Playground Commission meeting on October 25, 2021 at 6:00 p.m. in the City Council Chamber located at 411 Main Street, Chico CA.