$5 million approved for early Last Chance Grade fix
The California Transportation Commission voted Wednesday, May 17, approving $5 million for initial environmental work towards the Last Chance Grade permanent solution, according to Senator Mike McGuire.
Several parts of Highway 101 have collapsed, closing and damaging the road.
"Advancing a permanent solution - moving the Last Chance Grade off of the coast and constructing an inland route - is a top priority to all of us," McGuire said.
McGuire said this approval comes after spending many months with Assembly member Jim Wood and Congressman Jared Huffman fighting for funds for the road. They have been working closely with Del Norte County supervisors, Crescent City leaders and state transportation officials and hosted on-site meetings earlier this year.
"It's unacceptable that it has taken decades to get Del Norte County residents a safe and reliable highway," McGuire said. "And it's our top priority to get this permanent solution moving."