CRESCENT CITY, Calif. (KIEM)-Crescent City motorists and businesses will begin to see work construction this week, which is expected to impact those who commute or frequent businesses in the area.
Road construction from Citizens Dock Road to Burtschell Street started Monday, and is expected to wrap-up in November, weather permitting.
According to Caltrans, lane closures will impact motorists in both the north and southbound lanes of Highway 101 and should anticipate minor traffic slowdowns.
The work is meant to enhance the local experience for pedestrians and cyclists.
The project includes a new crosswalk near the southern intersection of Sunset Circle and will benefit ADA accessibility.
Caltrans has been working to notify local businesses and residents impacted by the improvements.
Caltrans District one’s Public Information Officer Myles Cochrane says this project is all about creating a safe and ADA accessible access for pedestrians and bicyclists.
“We really appreciate the patients of all the motorists in that area, the nearby businesses and residents,” he said. “Traffic will be impacted; things will be impacted a little bit, but the end result is going to be wonderful for the community.”
Caltrans says the best place for updates, road closures and detours can be found by visiting QuickMap.dot.ca.gov or clicking here.