NEWS

Senate Bill 1 - Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017

Senate Bill (SB) 1, also known as the Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017, is in jeopardy of being repealed in November via Proposition 6.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. Today, the Del Norte County Board of Supervisors will 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.

Corrected - Request for proposals-Elk Valley Cross Road Corridor Plan

The Del Norte Local Transportation Commission is soliciting proposals from qualified consulting firms to prepare the Elk Valley Cross Road Corridor Plan. This plan will determine regional needs considering safety, collision history, bicycle travel, pedestrian travel, sight distance for turning, speed enforcement, and school zone improvements. The project area is Elk Valley Cross Road Between Lake Earl Drive and Elk Valley Road. View the corrected Request for Proposals here: Elk Valley Cross Road Corridor Plan RFP - Corrected August 31, 2018.

Proposals are due to the Del Norte Local Transportation Commission by 5 PM on August 22, 2018

Meeting Tonight!

Please join Caltrans and other project partners for a public open house tonight, 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.

Crescent City Council Approves Wayfinding Signs

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.

Last Chance Grade Open House

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.

Caltrans Director Lauri berman Tours Last Chance Grade

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.

Request for Proposals - Fiscal Audit Services for Del Norte Local Transportation Commission

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:

Fiscal Audit Services

Request for proposals - Website, crowdsourcing & social media development and maintenance 

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:

Website, Crowdsourcing & Social Media Development and Maintenance

Commonplace

Submit input by following this link: https://delnortetransportation.commonplace.is/

Elk Valley Road

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:

     Del Norte Projects

Last Chance Grade Project Plan and Timeline

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.

Elk Valley Road Multimodal Corridor Plan

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