Napa Valley Vine Trail Project - NOTICE OF INTENT





Proposed Project:  Napa Valley Vine Trail Project – Oak Knoll District

Project Location: The project site extends from the Napa Valley Wine Train right-of-way to Solano Avenue, just south of Redwood Road in the City of Napa to California Drive in the Town of Yountville in Napa County, California.  The proposed path would be located west of and run parallel to State Highway 29.

Project Description:  The Napa County Transportation & Planning Agency (NCTPA) proposes to construct a new 6-mile section of the Napa Valley Vine Trail (Vine Trail) between Napa and Yountville. The project, the Vine Trail’s Oak Knoll District, would connect two existing segments of the Vine Trail, the Commuter Bike Path in Napa and the Yountville Mile. The proposed Class I bicycle/pedestrian path would be located between the Napa Valley Wine Train right-of-way and Solano Avenue, all within public right-of-way. The path would be constructed in accordance with local, State, and federal requirements and will be an asphalt concrete path 10 feet in width with 2-foot shoulders. Prefabricated truss bridges would be needed to span two manmade drainage channels and modifications made to the existing Solano Avenue bridge to span Dry Creek. Proposed improvements include: ADA compliance curb ramps, two traffic signals, stop signs, fencing, and pavement markings.

Significant Effects on the Environment: An Initial Study/Mitigated Negative Declaration was prepared pursuant to CEQA Guidelines Sections 15070 – 15073. The Initial Study/Mitigated Negative Declaration finds that the proposed project would result in “potentially significant” or “potentially significant unless mitigated” environmental impacts related to aesthetics, air quality, biological resources, cultural resources, hazards and hazardous materials, noise, and recreation. Although the proposed project could have a significant effect on the environment, implementation of feasible mitigation measures would either avoid or reduce to a level of insignificance identified environmental impacts.

Public Review Period – Starting and Ending Dates: The public review period will start on Friday, November 14, 2014 and end on Monday, December 23, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. Please submit any comments in writing that you may have on the draft Mitigated Negative Declaration by December 23, 2014, to the following address:


Napa County Transportation and Planning Agency/Napa Valley Transportation Authority

625 Burnell Street

Napa, CA 94559


Address Where Document is Available for Public Review: The Draft Mitigated Negative Declaration and supporting documents may be reviewed at the NCTPA, 625 Burnell Street, 2nd Floor, Napa, CA 94559. The document can also be found HERE.


Contact Person:

Herb Fredricksen, Program Manager - Engineer 

(707) 259-5951 or