Draft Relocation Impact Statement and Last Resort Housing Plan - October 2013 - Public Comments Sought
The City of Fairfield, City of Vacaville, and the Solano Transportation Authority (STA) are implementing the Jepson Parkway Project that will improve intra-county mobility for Solano County residents. The Project upgrades a series of narrow local roads to provide a north-south travel route for residents as an alternative to I-80. As a result of this Project, some residential, business, and personal property only occupants may be required to move from the property, or a portion of the property, that they currently occupy and/or operate their business. Prior to proceeding with any potential project, the STA must consider the needs of those who occupy the affected property. The STA's Relocation Consultant, Associated Right of Way Services, Inc. has prepared a Draft Relocation Impact Statement and Last Resort Housing Plan (Draft Statement) that considers the needs of those who work in the Project area, addresses available replacement sites, and describes the relocation assistance available to you as a business occupant.
Caltrans Signs Record of Decision (ROD) for Jepson Parkway
Caltrans has selected Alternative B for the Jepson Parkway Project. Alternative B was identified as the Preferred Alternative in the Final Environmental Impact Statement (Final EIS). Caltrans based its decision on the Final EIS and supporting studies, as well as comments received from the public and agencies. With the adoption of this Record of Decision (ROD), signed on June 21, 2011, Caltrans will proceed with the understanding that the project has been approved.
Download the Record of Decision here (5.42MB PDF)
Jepson Parkway Project Implementation Agreements Approved
The STA Board approved the Jepson Parkway Memorandum of Understanding between the STA, the County of Solano and the Cities of Fairfield and Vacaville, and the Jepson Parkway Funding Agreement between the STA and the City of Vacaville on May 11, 2011.
The MOU defines the roles and responsibilities of the Jepson Parkway Working Group and each agency in the delivery of the Jepson Parkway Corridor. It also established the Guiding Principles from which to select and prioritize project phases, and codifies the commitment that the Cities have agreed to for development of the portion of the Parkway that would fall within future City limits after the anticipated annexations occur. The first segment that is being moved forward to construction under this implementation agreement is the 4.5 mile segment between the new Fairfield/Vacaville Train Station at Cement Hill Road and Vanden Road to north of the Alamo Drive/ Leisure Town Road Intersection. Construction is planned to begin in 2014.
On March 14, 2012, the STA Board approved minor changes in the Jepson Parkway Funding Agreement between the STA and the City of Fairfield, the City of Vacaville and Solano County. Download the March 14, 2012 Staff Report regarding changes in the Jepson parkway Project Funding Agreements
Jepson Parkway Project
The 12-mile Jepson Parkway project is an I-80 Reliever Route that will improve intra-county mobility for Solano County residents. The project upgrades a series of narrow local roads to provide a north-south travel route for residents as an alternative to I-80. The plan proposes a continuous four-lane roadway from the State Route 12 / Walters Road intersection in Suisun City to the I-80 / Leisure Town Road interchange in Vacaville. The project also includes safety improvements, such as the provision for medians, traffic signals, shoulders, and separate bike lanes.
The Jepson Parkway project is divided into 10 segments for design and construction purposes. Five (5) construction projects within the Jepson Parkway project have been completed: the extension of Leisure Town Road from Alamo to Vanden; the relocation of the Vanden/Peabody intersection; improvements to Leisure Town Road bridges; the Walters Road Widening (Suisun City); and the I‑80/Leisure Town Road Interchange (Vacaville).
Jepson Parkway Project Schedule
Roadways proposed for improvements in the corridor could include:
|The project also includes safety improvements such as the provision of roadway medians, traffic signals, shoulders, separate turn lanes, railroad grade separations, and separate bike lanes.|
The Solano Transportation Authority (STA) is the Lead Agency for the project under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), and as such has prepared this Environmental Impact Report/ Environmental Impact Statement (EIR/EIS), which examines the potential environmental impacts of the Jepson Parkway Project (Project) located in Solano County, California. Caltrans is the federal lead agency under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) pursuant to 23 U.S.C 327 and STA is acting as State lead agency under CEQA.
This document evaluates the Project and examines a reasonable range of Project alternatives. The document includes discussion of the existing environment that could be affected by the Project, the potential impacts that are associated with implementation of the Project, and proposed avoidance, minimization, and/or mitigation measures.
Download the Jepson Parkway Final EIS for the Jepson Parkway Project (05-2011):
Download the document by chapter:
Chapter 1.0 Purpose and Need for the Project:
Introduction, Project Purpose, Project Need
Chapter 2.0 Project Alternatives:
Alternative Development Process, Project Alternatives, Construction Schedule, Alternatives Considered but Eliminated from further discussion, Permits and Approvals needed.
Chapter 3.0 Affected Environment; Environmental Consequences; and Avoidance, Minimization, and/or Mitigation Measures:
The existing conditions, discussion of potential impacts, and proposed mitigation measures for each of the required environmental topic areas.
Coordination and consultation with various federal, State, and local agencies; elected officials; community organizations; Native American tribes; and other individuals from the neighborhoods and communities within the corridor were conducted through a variety of means, including public agency coordination, consultation, and the public scoping process.
List of Appendices:
Appendix B, Agency Consultation Letters (PDF, 2.95MB)
Appendix J, USFWS Biological Opinion (PDF, 6.98MB)
Response to Comments:
Download the Jepson Parkway Final EIR for the Jepson Parkway Project (03-2009)