Bonnie Clare Road Reconstruction Environmental Assessment

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The National Park Service (NPS), in cooperation with the Federal Highway Administration Central Federal Lands Highway Division (FHWA), is considering reconstructing the Bonnie Clare Road within Death Valley National Park (park) from its intersection with Ubehebe Crater Road to the park boundary at the Nevada-California border. In compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act and the California Environmental Quality Act, the NPS is preparing an Environmental Assessment/Initial Study (EA/IS) for the project.

The purpose of the proposed project is to reestablish a safe, sustainable, resilient, and efficient driving route from the Nevada Beatty entrance to the North Highway (CA 190). The proposed project is needed because the majority of this section of Bonnie Clare Road was damaged or destroyed in October 2015, when the area experienced a major rainstorm and subsequent flash flood. The flood destroyed approximately 70% of the road. Bonnie Clare Road is currently closed to the public until the road can be reconstructed.

Contact Information

Jonathan Penman-Brotzman
Compliance Program Manager