ROWDY CREEK RUMBLE STRIP PROJECT TO BEGIN
Caltrans announced today that a project to add rumble strips to Route 101 in Del Norte County in and near Smith River from the Rowdy Creek Bridge to 0.5 mile south of Maranda Lane will begin Monday, June 20. Work hours are 6:00 AM to 4:30 PM, Monday through Friday. One-way traffic control will be in effect and motorists should anticipate 15-minute delays.
Rumble strips are the series of grooves along the fog stripe or centerline stripe of the highway that make noise and vibrations when a vehicle drives on them. Rumble strips alert motorists that they are about to leave their lane, also alerting bicyclists and other nonmotorized traffic occupying the shoulder of the road.
This project will also widen the shoulders of Route 101 to four feet from just north of Ocean View Road to 0.4 miles south of Lopez Avenue/Road 8023. Accommodations will be made for bicyclists during project construction. Driveways will not be accessible for short periods of time, but every effort will be made to maintain access during this project. We appreciate your cooperation and support. Please be assured we will work to minimize inconveniences you may experience during the course of this work. For more information, please contact Karen Sanders, Caltrans Resident Engineer, at 707-498-4009.
All work is weather dependent. The contractor for this project is Granite Construction of Watsonville. For the most current road information on all State highways, please call 1-800-427-7623 (1-800-GAS-ROAD) or visit www.dot.ca.gov