Has a Preferred Alternative been identified for the Project? Yes, the Preferred Alternative has been selected as part of the Final EIR/EIS. The Preferred Alternative is known as Preferred Alternative 1b with Refinements. After the public circulation period for the Partially Recirculated DEIR/SDEIS, all comments were considered, and Caltrans identified the Preferred Alternative that most effectively meets the stated purpose and need. Caltrans made the final determination of the Project’s effect on the environment, using factors such as impacts to the community and natural environment and Project costs.

What is the Preferred Alternative?