New plan aims to keep drivers safe on Skyway

A new plan aims to help drivers stay safe on a stretch of the Skyway between Chico and Paradise, known for multiple accidents.

Posted: Dec 4, 2019 7:07 PM

BUTTE COUNTY, Calif. - A new plan aims to help drivers stay safe on a stretch of the Skyway between Chico and Paradise, known for multiple accidents.

Action News Now Laura Eng explains how this plan will help drivers.

Butte County Public Works just closed bids on Wednesday morning. They got over 5 contractors who applied to get guardrails on the portion of the Skyway between Chico and Paradise.

This goes back to 2014 where 19-year-old Brianna Cassidy was hit and killed by a drowsy driver.

Since then, Cassidy's parents, Rod and Mary, have been pushing for guardrails to be set up in that area.

"It's been a long journey, we're excited about it, but most of all, so this won't happen to somebody else and that was our concern is that this could happen to another parent or another person with their child," said Mary Cassidy. "We don't want them to go through what we have had to."

Butte County Public Works Director Dennis Schmidt said his department will meet with supervisors in January to get final approval on the project.

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