Caltrans seeks public feedback on highway 70 Project in Butte County

Caltrans is hosting an open house next week to seek community comments about a proposed safety improvement project on State Highway 70 in southern Butte County.

Posted: Dec 5, 2019 10:16 AM

BUTTE COUNTY, Calif. - Caltrans is hosting an open house next week to seek community comments about a proposed safety improvement project on State Highway 70 in southern Butte County.

The event will be Wednesday, Dec. 11, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at Feather River Adventist School, 24 Cox Lane (at Highway 70), south of Oroville.

Community members can view project displays and review materials, including environmental documents. Caltrans staff members will be available to answer questions and receive comments from the public.

Caltrans proposes to widen the roadway between East Gridley Road and the ButteYuba County line to improve highway safety. The $50 million project calls for constructing a 14-foot two-way left turn lane, an additional 12-foot lane in both directions, 8-foot shoulders, a 20-foot area for vehicles veering off the roadway to return to the main highway and a new southbound bridge. Construction is estimated to start in spring 2021.

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