Paving for Some of Mattole Road-Yay! (But, Here’s What You Need to Know About the Closures)

Map where paving will occur

Red line shows where paving will start and stop on the Mattole Road.

Press release:

The California State Parks will be paving the Mattole Road between Highway 101 and Grasshopper Road Monday through Friday beginning September 11th and will continue through the first week of October. Expect delays of up to 30 minutes between the hours of 7:00 am and 6:00 pm Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday. The Mattole Road will be closed to all traffic Monday and Wednesday each week during the project from 8:00 am until 5:00 pm beginning on Monday September 18th. For more information please check our web page

Below is a larger embedded Google Map that can be used to view the whole area.



  • Thank God

  • Keep the Air Clean

    Are they gonna pave the whole thing this time, or just little patches like they did last time? What a waste of time that was. The whole road needs new pavement!

  • Hopefully the whole road.

    To note, folks, if you want YOUR public road repaired, NOW is the time to ask.


    Here’s what’s important to know– and say:

    1. California voters just passed a large State gasoline excise tax measure kicking down monies to the counties for repairing road infrastructure. Humboldt is one of them. It’s a large pot of money they must use or lose.

    2. Humboldt County is flush with Measure Z monies for public safety. Initially tagged for law enforcement, Humboldt County is looking for other ways to spend it. Roads are now considered part of public safety.

    3. The fiscal year for the County and State started July 1. In other words, their budgets are most plentiful now.

    Just so you have an idea that I do know what I’m talking about, I got our road paved for the first time after 30 years of neglect and miserable conditions, and after explaining the above.

    Neighbors said I couldn’t get it done. I did, and it wasn’t that difficult. I didn’t have to take pictures, get neighbors together, sign petitions, or plead to the municipal folks. We got it paved without having to pay for it or having it assessed as a bond attached onto our property taxes. All it took was two phone calls.

    When neighbors asked how I did it, I explained simply that the fiscal stars are aligned perfectly right now– and I simply asked and followed up.

    You can do it too.

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