The Del Norte Local Transportation Commission Mission:
plan, prepare, and fund transportation projects and programs for the citizens and visitors of Del Norte County
The Last Chance Grade Project continues to be a top priority for Caltrans and their partners as work continues to find the best long term solution for the coastal stretch U.S. Highway 101 known for landslide activity and high maintenance costs.
Please join them for a public open house on Thursday, July 19, at the Del Norte County Fairgrounds in Crescent City from 6:30 to 8 p.m. The event will include project updates and a Q&A session.
The open house comes shortly after the release of a new project document, a Geotechnical Risk Assessment. The assessment resulted from an independent panel of seasoned experts using 3D tech and more as they looked into the existing alignment and proposed alternatives to see how likely they are to remain open after a 50-year period. The document, along with other analysis, will be used to eventually select the best long term solution for Last Chance Grade. Estimated constructions costs, estimated maintenance costs, environmental resources, cultural resources, and the values of Caltrans’ partners will also be considered in that decision.
“While the highway now remains safe due to great work and constant monitoring, we know we need to find a solution at Last Chance Grade for the future,” said Project Manager Jaime Matteoli. “A solution is necessary for the sake of the community and the economy. The Risk Assessment, community input, and other analysis will help us find the solution that works best for everyone as next year we look to begin the required years-long environmental phase of the project.”
For more information, please see the project website at www.lastchancegrade.com.
Senate Bill (SB) 1, also known as the Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017, is in jeopardy of being repealed in November via Proposition 6. SB 1 is a substantial and consistent funding source that invests $5.4 billion into California’s deteriorating transportation infrastructure through gas tax and vehicle registration fee revenue. The Del Norte County Board of Supervisors met on Tuesday, September 11 to hear about the impacts Proposition 6 will have on the local economy if it passes. The region stands to lose $136 million in transportation funding and 7,000 jobs over the next 4 years if Proposition 6 passes. For more information about the benefits SB 1 brings to Del Norte County and to the State of California, click the following link: Senate Bill 1 Fact Sheet.
how to get involved
Ready to take the next step? You can become a contributor to improving our transportation networks and help make decisions that affect our community.
Our Commonplace Survey gives you the opportunity to:
1. Comment on a transportation issue in Del Norte County
2. Tell us how it makes you feel
3. Explain why you feel this way
4. Suggest how we can make it better
The Commission welcomes your comments and input
Tamera Leighton, Executive Director
Del Norte Local Transportation Commission
900 Northcrest Drive, PMB 16,
Crescent City, California 95531
firstname.lastname@example.org or (707) 465-3878