California Forest Highway 177 Project

Notice of Intent to Adopt Mitigated Negative Declaration


Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), Central Federal Lands Highway Division (CFLHD), in cooperation with the United States Department of Agriculture Forest Service (FS), the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), and Plumas County, is proposing to improve a portion of California Forest Highway (FH) 177 (Plumas County Road 111) in Plumas County, California. Forest Highway 177 begins at its intersection with California State Route 70 in Beckwourth, California and proceeds 21.45 miles to its intersection with California FH 176 and Primary Forest Route 70. Primary Forest Route 70 ends at its intersection with U.S. Highway 395 two miles east of Milford, California.

The proposed action would rehabilitate, restore, resurface, and reconstruct a 9.6-mile section of FH 177 from Beckwourth north to an intersection at Clover Valley where Plumas County Road 111 continues northwesterly to Genesee, California and FH 177 continues northeasterly to FH 176. With implementation of the proposed project, the entire length of FH 177 (21.45 miles) would be paved.

For a detailed project description: California Forest Highway 177, Beckwourth to Clover Valley Project (PDF)

Beckwourth-Clover Valley California Forest Highway 177 Project Agreement (PDF)