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Towne Pass Curve Correction

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The purpose of this project is to improve safety and reduce collisions on SR 190 in the vicinity of Towne Pass.

Project Description:
The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) proposes to re-align approximately 0.6 miles of State Route 190 from post miles 69.2 to 69.8 to the east of the current alignment. The current six curves will be reduced to three. This re-alignment will cover approximately 6 acres of ground disturbance and improve the horizontal and vertical curves to meet a minimum design speed of 55 mph, increase the stopping sight distance to 600 feet, and construct paved shoulders throughout the project area. Additionally, the project will flatten or stabilize side slopes and create a catchment adjacent to the roadway, thus reducing the potential for rock fall. Caltrans has prepared a draft EA and Section 4F Determination as the lead agency. Death Valley NP will consult with the Timbisha Shoshone Tribe as required by 36 CFR 800.4.

Death Valley National Park is making this information available to the public, but NOT accepting public comments for this project. Comments should be sent via US Mail to Angela Calloway, Environmental Office Chief California Department of Transportation, Environmental Planning 500 Main Street, Bishop, CA 93514.

Contact Information
Angela Calloway, Environmental Office Chief California Department of Transportation, Environmental Planning 500 Main Street, Bishop, CA 93514.