Tag Archives: U.S. Highway 101

County grapples with ‘monumental’ sea rise issues

County grapples with ‘monumental’ sea rise issues

Daniel Mintz Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – Words like “huge” and “monumental” were used by county staff as the Planning Commission was briefed on the potential effects of sea level rise and the challenges of responding to it.  Policy options for avoiding and dealing with the impacts were outlined as the commission held a fourth

Humboldt Bay Trail funding appears assured

County of Humboldt  HUMBOLDT – The project to complete the four-mile gap in the Humboldt Bay Trail between Eureka and Arcata is on the list of projects recommended for funding through the state’s 2019 Active Transportation Program. The Active Transportation Program is a competitive grant program that funds bicycle and pedestrian improvements throughout California. The

Man killed when car flips, hits tree near Stone Lagoon

Mad River Union STONE LAGOON – The driver of a Honda SUV was killed this morning near Stone Lagoon when the car he was driving went off U.S. Highway 101, flipped over and collided with a tree. The man’s name is being withheld pending notification of next of kin. At about  10:24 a.m. the man was

McKinleyville women killed in car crash near Orick

Mad River Union ORICK – Two McKinleyville women died Wednesday, May 23 when the pickup truck they were traveling in flipped over and collided with Peterbilt tractor trailer south of Bald Hills Road on U.S. highway 101 near Orick. Terra Lynn Smith, 46, and Andra Lynell Cooper, 64, were pronounced deceased at the scene. At

Man dead after hit and run in McKinleyville

Mad River Union McKINLEYVILLE – A pedestrian was hit by a vehicle and killed last night on U.S. Highway 101 at the north Bank Road interchange in McKinleyville. The name of the man is being withheld pending notification of next of kin. The California Highway Patrol was dispatched to the center divider area of northbound

Man stabbed to death in Orick

Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office ORICK – The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a homicide in Orick near U.S. Highway 101 and Dryden’s Road. The Sheriff’s Office Communications Center received the call for service just after 11 a.m. today, Jan. 4 regarding a 35-year-old male stabbing victim. The suspect reportedly fled the scene southbound. Officers

Consensus backs Last Chance upgrade

Paul Mann Mad River Union EUREKA – The Caltrans initiative to shore up the Last Chance Grade complex is drawing momentum from a 20-member “Stakeholder Group” of business, tribal, environmental and county officials. Led by Rep. Jared Huffman (D-2nd District), the organization agrees that a solution is urgently needed and that existing maintenance and repair

State weighs options for Last Chance Grade

Paul Mann Mad River Union EUREKA/CRESCENT CITY – In consultation with the public, state transportation officials are evaluating emergency construction plans that would deal with a potentially catastrophic roadway failure along the Last Chance Grade Complex south of Crescent City. The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) proposals range in price from $320 million to $1.6

Pedestrian struck and killed on U.S. Highway 101

CHP Press Release FATAL TRAFFIC COLLISION ON US-101 Arcata, California – On the evening of Sunday, November 22, a 2009 Chevy Malibu was traveling on US-101 Northbound, north of Giuntoli Lane, when it struck a pedestrian who was walking within the traffic lanes. Just before 9 p.m., CHP officers responded to a call of a pedestrian

Douglas P. Jackson: A newly completed Caltrans project is measurably, dangerously wrong

  To the distinguished members of the Arcata City Council, Eureka City Council, and Mayor of Eureka, Recognizing your valued time, I am attempting to very briefly inform you of a dangerous, substandard condition along U.S. Highway 101 within both of your city’s jurisdictions. Last summer, Caltrans completed an asphalt pavement resurfacing (overlay) and restriping