Contractor awaiting permits for Willits Bypass Project

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WILLITS- Caltrans officials confirm soil needs to start being moved for a portion of the Willits Bypass Project, or it could delay the entire project another year.

Now that the Army Corps of Engineers’ modified Caltrans’ permits,  Caltrans officials say the next step is to start constructing the Northern Interchange of the bypass.  Caltrans’s contractor must receive a permit from CAL FIRE to move trees from an old mill site near the proposed interchange, and then receive a permit from Mendocino County to remove soil from that area. Officials say if soil does not start to get moved within the next two weeks, it will delay the project. They say this will also add at least eight to 12 million dollars to the total cost of the project.