Safety plan in the works for the Skyway

A plan is currently underway to make a dangerous stretch of the Skyway between Chico and Paradise a little safer.

Posted: Jul 22, 2019 4:48 PM
Updated: Jul 23, 2019 11:04 AM

BUTTE COUNTY, Calif. - A plan is currently underway to make a dangerous stretch of the Skyway between Chico and Paradise a little safer.

The county has nearly half a million dollars in funding to improve safety along the highway. 

Butte County Public Works says the most concerning part of the road right now is 1,000 yards west of lookout point, where people often drift out off their lane and into oncoming traffic. 

The plan is to put about 1,000 feet of guardrail between opposing lanes on the Skyway just west of Lookout Point.

Some Butte County drivers say they are relieved. 

"Any kind of repair or things to make the road safer seems to be a no-brainer to me," said Dharma Tony LaRocca who lives in Chico.

Butte County Public Works says boulder removal is also on the list, just a little further down the line.

If the Butte County Board of Supervisors gives the plan a green light, work will begin in about two months. 

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