Humboldt Baykeeper has been following Caltrans' Eureka-Arcata 101 Corridor Safety Improvement Project since 2007, when the Draft Environmental Impact Report was released. Caltrans proposes to improve safety along this 8-mile stretch of highway adjacent to the Humboldt Bay shoreline between Arcata and Eureka.


More than 500 people have signed an online petition ask­ing Caltrans to reschedule a meeting on proposed U.S. Highway 101 safety corridor improvements so that the hearing can be held in Eureka.

The $23 million improve­ment project, which includes adding signals and an inter­change on the stretch of U.S. Highway 101 between Eureka and Arcata, is slated to go before the California Coastal Commission at its May meet­ing in San Rafael.

“Our immediate concern is that the meeting is going to be held 250 miles away,” Humboldt Baykeeper said.

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