Update! Public Notice - ​Notice of Intent to Adopt a Mitigated Negative Declaration, Availability of the Initial Study/Environmental Assessment, and Public Informational Workshop

for the U.S. 50/Ponderosa Road/South Shingle Springs Interchange Improvements Project

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What is Being Planned?

The El Dorado County Department of Transportation and California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) propose to modify the existing U.S. Highway 50/Ponderosa Road/South Shingle Springs Road Interchange and realign frontage roads at Durock Road, North Shingle Road and Wild Chaparral Drive in El Dorado County, California. The purpose of the proposed Ponderosa Interchange modification and road realignments is: (1) address an existing operations problem; (2) improve Levels of Service (LOS); (3) maintain adequate LOS for main-line operations and existing access points to and from U.S. 50; (4) improve multimodal mobility (e.g. bike and pedestrian) within and through the interchange, and (5) provide for future traffic growth at this interchange projected to occur from planned regional growth.

Why this Public Notice?

El Dorado County and Caltrans have studied the effects this project may have on the environment and determined that it will not significantly affect the quality of the environment. Our findings are contained in the Initial Study/Environmental Assessment. This notice is to inform you of the preparation and availability of the Initial Study/Environmental Assessment. Additionally, a public informational workshop will be held to give you an opportunity to discuss the project and weigh-in on the alternatives that are proposed.

What's Available

The Initial Study/Environmental Assessment and other project information are available for review on weekdays from January 26, 2018 to March 26, 2018 between 8:00 AM–5:00 PM at the following locations:

  • Online:   https://www.edcgov.us/government/dot/projects/pages/projects.aspx 
  • El Dorado County Department of Transportation, 2850 Fairlane Court, Building “C”, Placerville, CA 95667
  • El Dorado County Library, 345 Fair Lane, Placerville, CA 95667, and 7455 Silva Valley Prkwy., El Dorado Hills, CA 95762
  • Cameron Park Library, 2500 Country Club Drive
  • Caltrans District 3 Office, 703 B Street, Marysville, CA 95901

A public informational workshop regarding this project will be held at the El Dorado County Planning Commission Hearing Room, 2850 Fairlane Court, Building “C”, Placerville, CA 95667 on Wednesday, February 21, 2018 from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM.

Where you come in

Please read the Initial Study/Environmental Assessment and learn how this project can affect you. If you have any questions or comments, please submit your comments in writing no later than Monday, March 26, 2018 to Ms. Donna Keeler, Principal Planner, El Dorado County Department of Transportation, 2850 Fairlane Court, Building “C”, Placerville, CA 95667. After comments are received from the public and reviewing agencies, the County and Caltrans may 1) give environmental approval to the proposed project, 2) do additional environmental studies, or 3) abandon the project. If the project is given environmental approval and funding is appropriated, the County could design and construct all or part of the project.


For more information about this project, please contact Ms. Donna Keeler, Principal Planner, El Dorado County Department of Transportation, at (530) 621-3829 or donna.keeler@edcgov.us. Individuals who require documents in alternative formats or require special accommodations (American Sign Language interpreter, accessible seating, documentation in alternative formats, etc.) are requested to contact (530) 621-3829-Voice