Speech to Text for CalTrans HWY 70 safety project
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today -- caltrans broke ground to improve one of the deadliest routes in the north state. action news now reporter christina vitale being breaks down the plan to make the commute between oroville and marysville safer. me: starting tomorrow is you're going to be driving on hwy 70 near ophir road the speed is going to be reduced to 45 mph because fo this special construction sot: im excited to see the movement happening - there's action action that's been put on hold for decades because of lack of funding... but now the first of six segments is on its way. sot: the safety aspect alone is veryvery significant to this area we've seen friends family collegues killed on this stretch of highway. cal trans district 3 manager said 43 people were killed on hwy70 between oroville to marysville. and butte county supervisor bill connely created a map to help push along this project. sot: if there's a death it goes away in a day but if we had a map with indicators on it where these fatalities happened we can show people how necessary ti was just for safety to expand the corridor the section of the corridor they're working on is the area between ophir road and palermo road. crews will be making improvements to shoulder widths, and creating passing and turning lanes. sot: i would say that patience is important just know be confifent that we're moving forward in positiv direction its not sitting still things are happening. the overall cost for all six segments is around half a billion dollars me: officials say the total project will be completed in the next 4 to 5 years reporting on the side of highway 70 christina vitale action news now with the addition of the camp fire debris hauling operation, another 1,000 vehicles drive over highway 70 each day.## today--