Napa Valley Vine Trail

Napa Valley Vine Trail 

 

The Napa Valley Vine Trail is a walking and biking trail connecting the entire Napa Valley. When completed this 47-mile trail will be the key link in Napa County's county-wide trail system which also includes portions of the region-wide Bay Trail and Ridge Trail. Detailed planning for the Napa Valley Vine Trail was started by the Napa County Transportation and Planning Agency when, in 2007, they commissioned The Greenway Feasibility Study. This Study was completed in 2008 and formally accepted by NCTPA (Now NVTA) in March 2009.

Its conclusion was that a Class I trail (separated from the roadway) on the Valley floor was feasible and should be pursued. The non-profit Napa Valley Vine Trail Coalition, a unique partnership, made up of 27 of the county’s most influential non-profit and government groups was formed to implement the Class I Multi-use Path the full length of Napa Valley.

Read the Vine Trail - Oak Knoll segment project fact sheet

 

CLICK HERE TO GO TO THE VINE TRAIL COALITION WEBSITE.

 

02/22/16 - 02/26/16 UPDATE:

VINE TRAIL - Oak Knoll Section

- GBI excavating footings for curb and gutter from Luke Dr. to Oak Knoll Ave.

- GBI grading and compacting aggregate base at bike path

- GBI excavating and setting drainage inlets at Park & Ride in Yountville

- Golden Bay Fence installing the last of the rail parts at Dry Creek

- Meeting to review curb & gutter placement on site

 

Meeting to review curb & gutter placement on site.

 

02/08/16 - 02/12/16 UPDATE:

VINE TRAIL - Oak Knoll Section

- Installation of block wall for trail grading at the south end of the Dry Creek Bridge

- RM Harris installing joint sealer at Hinman Bridge GBI installing cross drains along trail

- RM Harris installing new railings at Dry Creek Bridge

- GBI making subgrade and compacting aggregate base in Yountville across from the Vintners Golf Course.

 

Installation of block wall for trail grading at the south end of the Dry Creek Bridge

 

02/01/16 - 02/05/16 UPDATE:

VINE TRAIL - Oak Knoll Section

Rainy weather hampered much of the work. Equipment rests from chipping out form ties left in the concrete bridge pour Retaining wall installation between the two Hinman Bridges

Retaining wall installation between the two Hinman Bridges

 

01/01/2016 - 01/31/2016 UPDATE:

VINE TRAIL - Oak Knoll Section

There was very little construction work due to poor weather.

 

12/07/15 - 12/11/15 UPDATE:

VINE TRAIL - Oak Knoll Section

 GBI Installing retaining wall caps between Trower Ave & Redwood Rd. PnR

• GBI excavating and installing rock for the retaining wall footing between California Dr. & Hoffman Ln.

• RM Harris & MBI working on forms & pouring of the barrier walls at Dry Creek Bridge.

• RM Harris & MBI working on forms & pouring Wine Country Box Culvert barrier walls

• GBI laying retaining wall cap blocks south of Oak Knoll Ave.

• GBI forming curbs for parking spaces at Wine Country Ave. & Solano Ave.

• GBI installing cross drains between Luke Dr. and Oak Knoll Ave.

 

GBI installing cross drains between Luke Dr. and Oak Knoll Ave.

 

 

11/30/15 - 12/04/15 UPDATE:

VINE TRAIL - Oak Knoll Section

• Newly installed curb & gutter between Trower Ave. & Redwood Rd. PnR

• Ghilotti Bros. installing block retaining wall between California Dr. & Hoffman Ln.

• RM Harris forming abutment walls at the Hinman Channel Bridges.

• Atlas Tree trimming trees between Washington St. & Hoffman Ln.

• St. Francis Electric boring under Hwy 29 at Trower Ave to install electrical conduits for traffic signal improvements.

• RM Harris & Camblin Steel installing barrier wall rebar at the Wine Country Ave. box culvert.

• GBI laying retaining wall blocks south of Oak Knoll Ave.

• GBI installing silt fencing between California Dr. & Hoffman Ln.

 

RM Harris forming abutment walls at the Hinman Channel Bridges.

 

 

11/16/15 - 11/20/15 UPDATE:

VINE TRAIL - Oak Knoll Section

• Ghilotti Bros. Installing Stakes and guide lines for curb & gutter between Trower & Redwood PnR

• Ghilotti Bros. installing block retaining wall between Oak Knoll and Salvador.

• RM Harris setting rebar for barrier wing walls at Dry Creek Bridge.

• Atlas Tree stump grinding trees between Washington Street & California Drive.

• RM Harris setting the bridges at Hinman Channel.

 

RM Harris setting rebar for barrier wing walls at Dry Creek Bridge.

 

 

11/09/15 - 11/13/15 UPDATE:

VINE TRAIL - Oak Knoll Section

• Ghilotti Bros. installing aggregate base and compacting for path        between Oak Knoll to Luke Dr.

• Ghilotti Bros. installing block retaining wall between Oak Knoll and    Salvador.

• RM Harris drilling and epoxying rebar dowels at Dry Creek Bridge.

• Atlas Tree stump grinding trees between Washington & Hoffman       Ln.

• Ghilotti Bros. installing cross drains near Trower Ave.

 

RM Harris drilling and epoxying rebar dowels at Dry Creek Bridge.

 

 

11/02/15 - 11/06/15 UPDATE:

VINE TRAIL - Oak Knoll Section

• Ghilotti Bros. installing block between Oak Knoll & Luke Dr.

• Ghilotti Bros. excavating and installing cross drains between Wine Country to Luke Dr.

• RM Harris working on formwork and rebar for Hinman Channel Bridge.

• Atlas Tree removing trees with and hauling material away.

• Making the trail grade with base rock.

 

Ghilotti Bros. excavating and installing cross drains between Wine Country & Luke Dr.

 

10/26/15 - 10/30/15 UPDATE:

VINE TRAIL - Oak Knoll Section 

- Ghilotti Bros. working on installing block, between Oak Knoll Ave. & Luke Dr.

- Ghilotti Bros. grading and compacting subgrade and aggregate base Wine Country Ave. to Luke Dr.

- Atlas Tree working along Solano Ave, between California & Hoffman.

- RM Harris stripping formwork and false work on Dry Creek Bridge.

- RM Harris at new Hinman Bridge pouring footings next to Solano Ave.

 

Installing new block and backfilling with drain rock between Oak Knoll to Luke

 

10/19/15 - 10/23/15 UPDATE:

VINE TRAIL - Oak Knoll Section 

- Ghilotti Bros. working on excavation of the new retaining wall footings, and installing block.

- RM Harris pouring concrete culvert roof and walls.

- RM Harris working on. Dry Creek Bridge, rebar and pouring the slab extension.

- RM Harris working on Hinman Bridge on footings and installing Helical Piles

 

Hinman Bridge formwork for the footings

 

10/09/15 - 10/16/15 UPDATE:

VINE TRAIL - Oak Knoll Section 

- Ghilotti Bros. working on excavation of the new retaining wall footings and installing block City of Napa.

- RM Harris working on the Wine Country culvert extension.

- Atlas Tree working along Solano Ave, between Hoffman and Carrell Lanes.

- RM Harris working on Dry Creek Bridge, installing false work for bridge extension and drilling for rebar Dowels.

- RM Harris working on Hinman Bridge on footings and installing Helical Piles.

- Excavation of an abandoned AT&T utility vault for retaining wall installation.

Dry Creek Bridge, installing false work for bridge extension

 

10/05/15 - 10/09/15 UPDATE:

VINE TRAIL - Oak Knoll Section 

- Ghilotti Bros. working on excavation of the new retaining wall footings.

- RM Harris working on the Box Culvert at Wine Country; slab and formwork.

- Atlas Tree working along Solano Ave, between Hoffman and Carrell Lanes.

- RM Harris working on Hinman Bridge on footings and installing Helical Piles.

 

Excavation of the new retaining wall footings

 

09/28/15 - 10/02/15 UPDATE:

VINE TRAIL - Oak Knoll Section 

- Ghilotti Bros. moving K-Rails at Dry Creek Bridge.

- RM Harris on west side of Dry Creek Bridge installing false work for bridge extension.

- Atlas Tree working on tree removal along Solano Ave, between Hoffman and Carrell Lane.

- Ghilotti Bros compacting soil, and installing new AC at wing walls at Dry Creek Bridge.

- RM Harris working on the Box Culvert footings and slab at Wine Country Ave.

 

- PG&E shutting down power for Atlas Tree to continue cutting down trees over power lines.

 

RM Harris working installing false work at the Dry Creek Bridge.

 

09/14/15 - 09/18/15 UPDATE: 

VINE TRAIL - Oak Knoll Section

- Ghilotti Brothers pot holing for water main transmission line from Darms Ln. to Redwood Rd.

- RM Harris working on the Dry Creek Bridge barriers on the west side of the bridge.

- Atlas Tree working on tree removal along Solano Ave, between Darms and Carrell Lanes.

- PG&E replacing power pole at California Dr. and Solano Ave. Park & Ride.

Pot holing utilities Darms to Redwood

 

9/7/15 – 9/14/15 UPDATE: 
 
VINE TRAIL - Oak Knoll Section
 
   - The project contractor, worked on traffic control for the ongoing work at the Solano Avenue Drycreek Bridge and the large eucalyptus tree removal north of Carrell Drive.
 
   - NCTPA visited the Carrell Drive residents going door to door to speak with them personally and advise of the upcoming Solano Avenue road closures. Napa County is also actively publishing information to keep      
     residents aware of operations that will affect normal access.
 
   - The Solano Avenue Drycreek Bridge work proceeded on the west side. Demolition work was completed and preparations continued for the placement of the new concrete guard rail.
 
   - Work started at the Wine Country culvert, K-rail was installed along with road safety modifications.
 
Solano Avenue Drycreek Bridge west side modifications in progress
 
 

8/28/15 – 9/4/15 UPDATE:

VINE TRAIL - Oak Knoll Section

   -   Ghilotti Brothers setup lane closure for RM Harris to proceed with road realignment work at the Solano Avenue Drycreek Bridge.

-    K-rail was installed at the Wine Country culvert to prepare for the realignment work at this location.

-    The project Arborist conducted a project risk assessment of overhanging limbs that interact with the Vine Trail.

-    Solano Avenue utilities relocation work continued with Water Transmission Line Air Release Valves, PG&E, and AT&T service poles that affect the trail alignment.

 

Realignment Work at Solano Avenue Drycreek Bridge

Realignment Work at Solano Avenue Drycreek Bridge

 

 

08/21/15 – 08/28/15 UPDATE:

VINE TRAIL - Oak Knoll Section

-  The project contractor, Ghilotti Brothers, mobilized at multiple locations throughout the length of the project including preparatory work at the Solano Avenue Drycreek Bridge.

-  Project biologist continued to work with the contractor to place exclusionary fencing at environmentally sensitive areas within the project to assure that the habitat was maintained with limited impacts from the project.

-  Clearing and grubbing operations continued along Solano Avenue from the Darms Lane southward towards Wine Country.

-  Solano Avenue utilities relocation work continued with both PG&E and AT&T service poles that affect the trail alignment.

 

 Preparatory Work at Solano Avenue Drycreek Bridge

     Preparatory Work at Solano Avenue Drycreek Bridge 

 

08/14/2015 - 08/21/2015 UPDATE:

VINE TRAIL - Oak Knoll Section

   -  The project contractor, Ghilotti Brothers, mobilized this week and started utilities location including potholing, construction layout, and interagency coordination permitting.

-    Project biologist worked with landscaping professionals to place exclusionary fencing at environmentally sensitive areas within the project to assure that the habitat was maintained with limited impacts from the project.

-    Clearing and grubbing operations proceeded along Solano Avenue from the Town of Yountville to Darms Lane.

-    Solano Avenue roadwork operations are scheduled to begin Monday August 24, 2015 starting the Yountville Park & Ride proceeding past the Yountville Fire Station.

 

Oak Knoll Section - road work

 

08/10/2015 - 08/14/2015 UPDATE:

VINE TRAIL - Oak Knoll Section

  - The project contractor, Ghilotti Brothers, worked on project coordination activities that included a joint site walk with the city of Napa Water Division, RSA+, and the Agency to align the new path and minimize conflicts with water line appurtenance.

-   Project biologist started to survey environmentally sensitive areas within the project to assure that the habitat was maintained with limited impacts from the project.

-   PG&E met with the Contractor, design team and the Agency to coordinate project activities at the Solano Avenue Dry Creek Bridge.

-   Project mobilization is scheduled for Monday August 17, 2015.

 

Oak Knoll Section - site walk

 

07/23/2015 -08/07/2015 UPDATE:

VINE TRAIL - Oak Knoll Section

-   The project Preconstruction Meeting was held on July 23rd with 33+ representatives attending. The attendees included participants from the Napa Valley Vine Trail Coalition, City of Napa, Town of Yountville, County of Napa, PG&E, AT&T, and project specific contractors.

-   The project contractor, Ghilotti Brothers, worked on USA utilities location and identification throughout the week.

-   Multiple utilities coordination meeting were conducted to proactively address possible conflicts within the projects scheduled activities.

-   The highlight of the week’s activities was culminated with the well-attended “Ground Breaking Ceremony” conducted the morning of Thursday August 5, 2015. 

CLICK HERE to see more pictures of the ceremony.

 

Oak Knoll Groundbreaking Ceremony  Oak Knoll Groundbreaking Ceremony - tent

 

 

7/29/15 UPDATE: 

VINE TRAIL - Oak Knoll Section

 

1/22/15 UPDATE: The CEQA Initial Study/Mitigated Negative Declaration for the project was adopted by the NCTPA Board of Directors on January 21st, 2015 at the Soscol Gateway Transit Center located at 625 Burnell Street, Napa CA. A Notice of Determination has been filed with the Napa County Clerk. 

The Initial Study/Mitigated Negative Declaration was prepared pursuant to CEQA Guidelines Sections 15070 – 15073 and 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. Mitigation measures were recommended in the Initial Study and a Mitigation Monitoring and Reporting Program will be implemented during construction of the project.  Construction is expected to begin in the Spring of 2015 and be substantially completed within a year.

CLICK HERE to read the Notice of Determination.

 

1/14/15 UPDATE: The Final CEQA Initial Study/Mitigated Negative Declaration for the project will be presented to the NCTPA Board for consideration and approval on January 21st, 2015 at the Soscol Gateway Transit Center located at 625 Burnell Street, Napa CA.  The meeting is scheduled to begin at 1:00pm.  The 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.  Upon Board approval, the Mitigation Monitoring and Reporting Program be implemented during construction of the project.

CLICK HERE for the Final Draft IS-MND

CLICK HERE for the Draft Reponses to Comments

CLICK HERE for the Mitigation Monitoring and Reporting Program

CLICK HERE for the NEPA Categorical Exclusion findings

 

11/14/2014 UPDATE: 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.

CLICK HERE for more information.
CLICK HERE to read the Oak Knoll District Draft CEQA Document.
 
 
10/20/2014 UPDATE: the California Transportation Commission awarded Napa County Transportation and Planning Agency a $3.6 million grant to complete the Oak Knoll District section of the Napa Valley Vine Trail. The project is a coordinated effort between NCTPA, the Vine Trail, the County of Napa, the City of Napa, and the Town of Yountville. CLICK HERE to read Press Release. 
CLICK HERE to go to Napa Vine Trail Website. 
 
 
Documents:
 
 
 
Press Releases/Public Notices:
 
Notice of Intent, Mitigated Declaration:  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.