Red Cross Evacuation Center for Mad River/Ruth at: Van Duzen Community Center, Van Duzen Road, Mad River:    
Precautionary evacuations for the town of Blocksburg. There will be a meeting Saturday at 6pm at the Baptist Church in Bridgeville 48215 Alderpoint Road :    
Mandatory Evacuations for residences in the area of Mad River Rd from Highway 36 to Three Forks Road area and the back side of the lake on Ruth/Zenia Road to the Ruth Dam:    
State Route 36 is closed at the Trinity County line due to the wildfires. It's unknown when the roadway will re-open:    
For 24-hour Air Quality Information, call the NCUAQMD’s hotline toll-free at 1-866-BURN-DAY (1-866-287-6329), or visit the website at www.ncuaqmd.org.:    

Caltrans officials: Riding bicycles along Eureka-Arcata Highway 101 Corridor is now safer

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Caltrans officials say bicyclists using the Eureka-Arcata Highway 101 Safety Corridor are now safer, thanks to the completion of a recent paving project.

The project began last summer, and was completed about two weeks ago.  In 2011, Caltrans officials met with local bicyclist groups to discuss ways to improve biking safety.  Some of those ideas were implemented in the Eureka-Arcata Highway 101 Safety Corridor, including adding a brownish-red tint and widening the majority of the shoulder of the corridor.

"The brownish-red tint on the shoulder, along with the wider shoulder, it's two feet wider, so it's a full ten feet wide, that helps show motorists that it is a separate path.  Even though motorists can use it for an emergency if they need to pull off, they can see that it's not some place that they're normally going to drive.  It's not part of their normal, traveled way," said Phil Frisbie, Jr., the Public Information Officer for Caltrans, District 1.