The Crescent City Council approved 13 wayfinding sign designs on Monday, July 2, 2018 to be placed along U.S. 101. The signs will direct visitors to attractive destinations within the city limits such as Battery Point Lighthouse, Beachfront Park, B Street Pier, the Dog Park, and more. Multiple signs will be installed downtown, along U.S. 101, and near the destination locations. The 15-foot signs will highlight the City’s public amenities and promote a sense of place.
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.
For more information, please see the project website at www.lastchancegrade.com.
New Caltrans director Lauri Berman, along with state, county, federal, and Caltrans officials, got a firsthand look at Last Chance Grade. The officials walked the segment of US Highway 101 that is prone to landslides and road failures.
The Del Norte Local Transportation Commission is soliciting proposals for fiscal auditing services. Proposals are due to the DNLTC by 5 PM on June 18, 2018. To view the full RFP, click on the following link:
The Del Norte Local Transportation Commission is currently soliciting proposals for website, crowdsourcing & social media development and maintenance. Proposals must be submitted to the DNLTC by 5 PM on June 5, 2018. To view the full RFP, click the following link:
Submit input by following this link: https://delnortetransportation.commonplace.is/
The Elk Valley Road Multimodal Corridor Plan is now available. Review the document and attachments under the Elk Valley heading on the Projects page, or follow the link below:
Identifying, planning and constructing an alternative route at Last Chance Grade is a complex and lengthy process. The Last Chance Grade Feasibility Study begun in March 2014 and was completed in June 2015, and included a public outreach plan that allowed extensive input from stakeholders and community members. Current project actions include the refinement of the Project Study Report and identification of funding sources. For more information, view the Last Chance Grade Project Plan and Timeline or visit the Projects Page.
In response to concerns expressed by elected officials and the public, the Del Norte Local Transportation Commission is studying a potential need for improvement along Elk Valley Road, which provides access to homes, businesses, trails in Redwood National and State Parks, and necessary services such as the Del Norte County Transfer Station and Resource Recovery Park. …More