Foster Avenue Ribbon Cutting

The Foster Avenue extension. City of Arcata image

The Foster Avenue extension. City of Arcata image


A ribbon cutting ceremony for the Foster Avenue Extension, which connects Sunset Avenue to Alliance Road, will be held at 4 p.m. on Monday, September 14, at Shay Park, 1385 Foster Avenue, in Arcata. The community is invited to celebrate the completion of this new roadway that relieves truck and other vehicular traffic on Samoa Boulevard, and provides a middle entrance to Arcata from Highway 101.

“This is probably the only major new road we will see constructed in Arcata in the foreseeable future,” says Arcata Engineering Director Doby Class. “It’s a milestone project having been first discussed in the mid-’70s, finally getting the funding approved in 2002 and then waiting another 12 years for the money to be made available to get the construction funding allocated. This project best demonstrates a model multi-modal project that will be a major improvement in transportation across our City.”

The project was funded by the California State Transportation Improvements Program (STIP) funds and Arcata General Fund “Measure G” tax revenue and includes a pedestrian and bicycle trail for non-motorized use.

Everyone is invited to Monday’s ribbon cutting ceremony. “Come walk, ride, roll and drive on this newly-constructed multi-use trail and road,” says Assistant City Engineer Netra Khatri.


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One Comment;

  1. whitetail-deer said:

    Of course they had to make it a huge sprawling roundabout instead of a simple compact 4-way-stop intersection. But this is Arcata, where it takes decades to come up with a plan and funding to build a single new road; all the while leaving the existing streets through town riddled with potholes that pre-date the turn of the century. Such is the state of ‘progress’ in our ‘progressive’ city.

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