McKinleyville and Willow Creek Roads to Be Resurfaced; Here’s When and Where They Will Be Closed

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Working to fix the local roads. [Stock photo from Humboldt County Public Works]

Press release from Humboldt County Public Works:

The Humboldt County Department of Public Works working with American Pavement Systems, Inc. will be resurfacing County roads in the McKinleyville and Willow Creek areas on May 16, 17, 18 and 19.

Temporary road closures or restrictions to travel and traffic, including bicycles, will be required between the hours of 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on the following days and locations:

Tuesday, May 16th
Willow Creek
Country Club Road from US Highway 299 to Patterson Road.
Patterson Road from Country Club Road to Big Foot Avenue.
Big Foot Avenue from Patterson Road to the end.

Wednesday, May 17th
Willow Creek
Country Club Road from US Highway 299 to Patterson Road.
Patterson Road from Country Club Road to Big Foot Avenue.
Big Foot Avenue from Patterson Road to the end.

Thursday, May 18th
McKinleyville
Railroad Avenue from Central Avenue to McKinleyville Avenue.
Washington Avenue from McKinleyville Avenue to School Avenue.
Stevens Way from Pickett Road to Gwin Road.

Friday, May 19th
McKinleyville
Cliff Avenue from Ocean Drive to Hiller Road.
Hiller Road from Central Avenue to Pickett Road.
Pickett Road from Central Avenue to Hiller Road.

If you have any questions please call the office of Humboldt County Public Works at 707-445-7421. The Humboldt County Department of Public Works working with American Pavement Systems, Inc. will be resurfacing County roads in the McKinleyville and Willow Creek areas on May 16, 17, 18 and 19.

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9 comments

  • It is good to see the County finally taking an interest in re-paving some of the main routes in McKinleyville. But there is one main route that has been forgotten once again. This is the main route west of Highway 101 down the lower part of School Road and along Ocean Drive to Cliff Avenue. While School Road to Fischer Road was recently upgraded with new pavement and sidewalks, the rest of School Road and Ocean Drive to Cliff Avenue remains in deplorable shape and is little more than a patchwork of poorly filled potholes with crumbling shoulders. To make matters worse, many residents walk along this dilapidated part of Ocean Drive to access the attractive School Road Trail, often with young children and dogs in tow. And to make matters even worse for these pedestrians, the County continues to fail to enforce its own Code prohibiting parking of vehicles in excess of 10 days (Section 434-5, Humboldt County Code). As such, a large parked trailer has been squeezing this thoroughfare for over 2 year now and a boat on a trailer with a flat tire for many, many months. Sooner or later some poor soul will be hurt here and the County may find itself facing liability for failure to maintain public safety.

  • Where does the money go?? Is Eureka broke? Or do they spend it foolishly? Just wondering.😣

  • Cyndi Bainbridge

    What about Ocean Dr. in McK?!?! It is in far worse shape than any of the other roads listed in McK?

  • the problem with protocol

    Railroad doesnt need resurfacing at all. Waste of money, all other damaged roads considered.

  • The central ave road between the end of the airport fence and the 101 must be the forgotten part of the area as we have to dodge pot holes especially as you get past the clam beach inn. I wish you would check it out as it looks as bad as the mckinleyville sign down there

  • Anyone driven Azalea Lately? From North Bank up to Hewitt… looks like a war-ravaged bomb raid site. It’s been patched with a giant putty knife using cake frosting for years, and traffic is forced to cross lanes — or what’s left of them — to avoid hazardous potholes. Given the topography and lack of lights, striping and curves, Azalea deserves a little attention.

  • Elizabeth kordes

    Azalea Ave is a nightmare keeping all of the alignment shops in business. It gets fixed and 3 or 4 weeks later the pavement has holes and broken asphalt which causes your vehicle to shake badly. Furthermore big trucks use this piece of road and wreck it also! They are often filled with tons of dirt! On the curve where Hewitt meets Azalea cars rarely stop, they roll on through like they never expect another vehicle. On that same curve cars, trucks, and motorcycles speed around that curve. There has been 5 accidents one as recently as 3 weeks ago where a small truck with lumber ran into a large hedge and cut a big hole in it. A speed hump in front of 1010 Azalea would slow down racing traffic. Another speed hump at the side of same house. The signs stating 25 miles per hour are a joke. The sheriff could make a lot of revenue parked on Azalea waiting for cars going up and down Hewitt and crossing Azalea Ave. The speeding, cars with booming bass, traffic, and motorcycles revving up have increased tremendously in the last 16 years.

  • American pavement inc?
    Great! The county had to sub this out didnt they.
    And these clowns better,do a good job.
    Citizens will be inspecting.

  • pothole dodging

    You should be lucky not to drive Bald Hills Rd. You can not safely drive in your own lane. Holes are big enough to damage front in or cause a wreck.

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