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Caltrans and county officials working to make road improvements in Manila

MANILA- Caltrans and Humboldt County Public Works officials are asking for your input as they search for ways to make State Route 255 in Manila more accommodating for non-motorized transportation.

The agencies will hold a public meeting on Wednesday night to find out what alternatives, if any, the community wants to see.  Options range from one to three miles in length and include bike paths on the sides of the roadway and bike paths separate from the road altogether.  Other proposals include additional lighting at the Dean Avenue and Pacific Avenues intersection as well as wider and colored shoulders on State Route 255.  In addition, Redwood Community Action Agency officials will discuss possible road improvements designed to make the commute safer for bicyclists and pedestrians going to Redwood Coast Montessori School or the Manila Community Resource Center.  The projects would be state and federally funded and construction could begin in the next four years. 

The meeting is scheduled for 5 p.m. on Wednesday at the Manila Community Resource Center, located at 1611 Peninsula Drive in Manila.  It is expected to last until 7 p.m.