Last Chance Grade has received $45 million in funds for the environmental and geotechnical studies to build a highway bypass around US 101. Winter storms have caused the roadway to shift westward and downward. Failures on the grade isolate Crescent City from the rest of the state and Klamath from the rest of the county.
Letters have been sent to the California Transportation Commission (CTC) encouraging them to approve $40 million in funding for environmental work needed for Last Chance Grade. The letters, along with those from Senator Mike McGuire and Assemblyman Jim Wood, will be presented to the CTC March 13 and 14.
In March, Caltrans will be requesting the final $40 million to finish the Last Chance Grade environmental impact report. The state has invested more than $55 million on temporary fixes in the past 10 years. If approved, the $40 million will secure all the necessary funds for the crucial environmental work. Ultimately resulting in a long-term fix for the Last Chance Grade.
"Everyone has been working together on a permanent fix and we finally have the momentum to get this job done."
- Senator McGuire
The Del Norte Local Transportation Commission is soliciting proposals from qualified firms to provide Transportation Development Act Triennial Performance Audit Services. The Triennial Performance Audit report will cover the fiscal years 2015/16, 2016/17 and 2017/18 and should include a review of performance measures that verify effectiveness and efficiency of the DNLTC and Redwood Coast Transit. View the Request for Proposals here: Triennial Performance Audit RFP.
Proposals are due to the Del Norte Local Transportation Commission by 5 PM on October 23, 2018.
Senate Bill (SB) 1, also known as the Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017, is in jeopardy of being repealed in November via Proposition 6.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. On Tuesday, September 11, Del Norte County Board of Supervisors heard 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.
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
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.
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 (DNLTC) 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 (DNLTC) 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