Increase in CHP on Route 255 and Old Arcata Road This Month
[Note: The featured photo shows the eucalyptus trees that will be trimmed on Highway 101.]
The following is a press release from the California Highway Patrol:
ARCATA, Calif. – At the request of the bicycling community, the California Highway Patrol (CHP) Humboldt Area is increasing patrol on State Route 255 and Old Arcata Road beginning June 1 through June 18.
During this time, Caltrans maintenance crews will be trimming eucalyptus trees along the southbound side of the U.S. Highway 101 safety corridor, temporarily restricting bicycle access on the southbound shoulder. This required maintenance is a preventative measure to keep limbs from falling onto the roadway.
The CHP and Caltrans advise bicyclists traveling southbound to utilize State Route 255 or Old Arcata Road as an alternate route. As a reminder, motorists are required to allow a minimum of three feet clearance or slow down when passing bicyclists traveling the same direction – it’s the law!
The CHP will maintain a patrol presence on the U.S. Highway 101 safety corridor to ensure the safety of highway workers and motorists.
The CHP and Caltrans are committed to ensuring the highest level of safety for motorists as well as bicyclists.