Daily Rules, Proposed Rules, and Notices of the Federal Government
Notice is hereby given that the FHWA and other Federal agencies have taken final agency actions by issuing licenses, permits, and approvals for the following highway project in the State of California: The State Route 11 and the Otay Mesa East Port of Entry in City and County of San Diego, California. The selected Tier II Preferred Modified Two Interchange Alternative consists of SR-11, which will be constructed as a 2.1-mile, four-lane toll highway, with two lanes in each direction, plus auxiliary lanes and connectors from Harvest Road for approximately 1.5 miles, before curving to the southeast near Alta Road and continuing for approximately 0.6 mile to connect with the new Otay Mesa Port Of Entry (POE)/Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Facility (CVEF) site. SR-11 will cross four local surface streets: Sanyo Avenue, Enrico Fermi Drive, Alta Road, and Siempre Viva Road. Modifications to SR-905 to accommodate its connections with SR-11 will occur between the SR-905/SR-125/SR-11 Interchange and the SR-905/Britannia Boulevard Interchange. These modifications will include the construction of two-lane connectors between the two highways, the addition of an auxiliary lane between La Media Road and the eastbound SR-11 connector, and the tapering of these connectors to match SR-905 in the vicinity of the Britannia Boulevard Interchange. On the westbound side of SR-905, the proposed project will also construct a ramp from SR-11 to tie into the planned SR-905 and SR-125 off-ramps to La Media Road. SR-11 will include a full interchange at Enrico Fermi Drive and partial interchange at Siempre Viva Road, as well as an undercrossing at Sanyo Avenue and an overcrossing at Alta Road. The POE will occupy approximately 101 acres, and will accommodate northbound and southbound commercial and passenger traffic, as well as pedestrians and bicycles. The proposed project also includes a new CVEF, which will occupy approximately 18 acres east of SR-11 along the northern POE boundary. Total new R/W acquisition associated with the Modified Two Interchange Alternative would be approximately 236.6 acres.
The actions by the FHWA and other Federal agencies, and the laws under which such actions were taken, are described in the Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) for the project, approved on March 29, 2012, in the FHWA Record of Decision (ROD) issued on September 24, 2012, and other key documents. The FEIS and ROD are available by contacting FHWA at the address provided above. The FHWA FEIS can be viewed and downloaded from the project Web site at:
The FEIS can also be viewed at public libraries in the project area.
Pending federal actions include:
This notice applies to all Federal agency decisions as of the issuance date of this notice and all laws under which such actions were taken, including but not limited to:
Executive Orders: E.O. 11990, Protection of Wetlands; E.O. 11988, Floodplain Management; E.O. 12898, Federal Actions to Address Environmental Justice in Minority Populations and Low Income Populations; E.O. 13175, Consultation and Coordination with Indian Tribal Governments; E.O. 13112, Invasive Species. Nothing in this notice creates a cause of action under these Executive Orders.
23 U.S.C. 139(