Arcata’s ADA Bus Stop Improvements Project Requires Temporary Bus Stops Beginning Today

This is a press release from the City of Arcata:

Arcata, CA, – The City of Arcata 2018 ADA Bus Stop Improvements Project is currently underway, and due to the work required for this project, the Arcata Transit Center will be closed from Monday, June 4 to Monday, June 18, requiring temporary bus stops at nearby locations.

The City has contracted with RAO Construction, Inc., for this project, and the plan involves concrete work, asphalt paving, and drainage improvements at the Arcata Transit Center and adjacent portions of 9th and 10th Streets.

Due to the Arcata Transit Center closure beginning Monday, June 4, temporary bus stops will be set up on the west corner of F Street next to the Arcata Fire Station, and on the east side of F Street, in front of the Arcata Ballpark, to accommodate transit, Greyhound and Amtrak passengers.

Arcata & Mad River Transit, Greyhound, Amtrak office services will remain open during the closure. Community members are encouraged to follow posted signs to gain pedestrian access for Greyhound or Amtrak ticket purchases and baggage handling. Community members with disabilities are instructed to contact the Transit office at 707-825-3775 to speak with the Transit Manager for special accommodations.

In addition, only neighborhood residents will be allowed vehicular access in the construction zone. The Arcata Transit Center parking lot will be closed, and there will be no parking available on F Street between 8th and 9th Streets in order to accommodate the temporary bus stops. On the days of scheduled work, community members are urged to follow all directions and traffic control devices within the project area.

Project construction will run Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and on some days the contractor may employ a longer work day, from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Arcata Transit Center is scheduled to re-open with regular bus routing resuming on Monday, June 18, and construction for the project is scheduled to be completed by early July 2018.

If problems are encountered with this project, please contact RAO Construction at 707-499-2667 or the City of Arcata at 707-825-2170. Updates on construction progress and project plans can be viewed at


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