Highway Project Press Release:

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), Central Federal Lands Highway Division (CFLHD), in cooperation with California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) and Six Rivers National Forest, is proposing improvements to California State Route 36 (SR 36) in central Humboldt County near the towns of Bridgeville and Dinsmore (from HUM MP 36.1 to HUM MP 40.5).

The purpose of this project is to enhance traffic safety and improve mobility by upgrading roadway geometrics.  This project will investigate design features associated with roadway widths, design speeds, roadway geometry, sight distance and operational speeds for vehicular travel along California SR 36/FH 4. There are also stability and long-term maintenance concerns due to the roadway’s location in an active landslide area.  The proposed project will consider and evaluate alternatives to improve roadway safety and operation, and to provide for greater stability.       

A public meeting about the proposed project will be held on Tuesday, December 4, 2012, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Bridgeville School Gym on 38717 Kneeland Road, Bridgeville, CA 95526-0098 (www.humboldt.k12.ca.us/bridgeville_sd/).

There will be a short presentation at 6:30 p.m. The meeting will have an open-house format, so you may arrive at any time to review project information displays and converse one-on-one with project staff.  Representatives will be present from the Federal Highway Administration, Caltrans, and the Forest Service to provide information and answer questions about the proposed project. Project staff would like to hear the public’s perspective on specific problems in the corridor, ideas for alternatives that should be considered, as well as concerns or questions about the project. Early input and engagement from the community and affected groups or individuals is vital in guiding the development of the project.

We encourage all interested persons and affected landowners to attend this meeting.  Comments may also be sent to:  Mr. Allen Grasmick, Federal Highway Administration, 12300 W. Dakota Avenue, Suite 380, Lakewood, CO 80228, or emailed to allen.grasmick@dot.gov. If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Grasmick at 720-963-3664.

Individuals who require special accommodations (American Sign Language interpreter, accessible seating, documentation in alternate formats, etc.), please contact the Caltrans District Public Affairs Office at 707-441-3998 at least 5 days prior to the scheduled meeting. Telecommunications Device for the Deaf (TTD) users may contact the California Relay Service TDD at 1-800-735-2922.