Eureka-Arcata Route 101 Corridor Improvement Project News

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About the Eureka-Arcata Route 101 Corridor Improvement Project

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) in cooperation with the Humboldt County Association of Governments (HCAOG) and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) propose to make improvements to the Eureka to Arcata Route 101 Corridor. The proposal will:

  • Improve safety and reduce delays at intersections.
  • Reduce operational conflicts.
  • Resurface, restore, and rehabilitate the existing Route 101.
  • Extend or construct right-turn acceleration and deceleration lanes.

Purpose and Need

The Eureka-Arcata Route 101 Corridor Improvement Project is needed to address the following concerns:

  • Uncontrolled vehicle crossing movements at median openings, which has led to past high collision rates as compared to similar facilities and predicted future collisions at access roads within the Route 101 corridor.
  • Increased delays for turning and merge movements at intersecting access points within the corridor.
  • The existing Route 101/255 interchange ramps and acceleration/deceleration lanes within the project limits do not meet current design standards; the pavement is also deteriorating.
  • Objects within the roadway clear recovery zone*; the existing bridge rails are nonstandard; overhead roadway lighting needs to be relocated/replaced to conform to current highway design standards; and the existing tide gates adjacent to the roadway are deteriorating.
*Any fixed object too close to the edge of the traveled way can pose potential hazards for errant vehicles or vehicles making emergency maneuvers. Removing or shielding fixed objects that are within 9 meters or 30 feet from the edge of the traveled way, the clear recovery zone, would enhance safety.

For More Information

This website is the official source for news and information for the Eureka-Arcata Route 101 Corridor Improvement Project.  Questions about this project can be directed to the Caltrans District 1 Public Information Office.

To find out more about this project, please visit: http://www.dot.ca.gov/dist1/d1projects/eureka_arcata/

 

 

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