Hwy 101 Open to One Way Controlled Traffic at 2am Monday Morning
Even office staff at Caltrans have been working overtime to get the massive slide that closed Highway 101 Wednesday morning cleared. Information officer, Julie East, went in Sunday evening to pull together the following press release so that everyone can get where they are going as soon as possible. Kudos to Caltrans (a bit of clarification for those who are new readers here, my grandfather, my father, and my husband all worked/work at Caltrans) and to Shea Construction as well as the innumerable dump truck drivers, heavy equipment operators, inspectors etc. who worked dangerously long hours to get this road open!
HIGHWAY WILL REOPEN TO CONTROLLED TRAFFIC
AT 2:00 AM ON MONDAY, APRIL 4
Eureka – Caltrans is pleased to announce that Route 101 in Southern Humboldt County will reopen to one-way controlled traffic at 2:00 AM on Monday, April 4. Motorists should expect 30-minute delays. No further closures will occur unless significant slide activity resumes. Crews continue to work 24 hours a day to complete slide removal, repair the roadway, and monitor the slide.
The highway was closed on Wednesday morning due to a large mudslide approximately one mile north of Dean Creek, approximately 60 miles south of Eureka. Caltrans will issue another update by noon on Monday, April 4.