Projects Enhancing Access and Safety
Rendition of the new Ten Mile River Bridge being built on Route 1 in Mendocino County
"The California Department of Transportation provides for the needs of travelers of all ages and abilities in all planning, programming, design, construction, operations, and maintenance activities and products on the State highway system. The Department views all transportation improvements as opportunities to improve safety, access, and mobility for all travelers in California and recognizes bicycle, pedestrian, and transit modes as integral elements of the transportation system."
"The Department develops integrated multimodal projects in balance with community goals, plans, and values. Addressing the safety and mobility needs of bicyclists, pedestrians, and transit users in all projects, regardless of funding, is implicit in these objectives." [Excerpt from Caltrans Deputy Directive DD-64-R1 (PDF 1.9M), signed October 2, 2008 by Randell H. Iwasaki, Chief Deputy Director]
Some examples of current projects:
- The Ten Mile River Bridge replacement project on Route 1 in Mendocino County adds wider shoulders for bicycles and an accessable 5-foot wide sidewalk.
- The Mad River Bridges replacement project on Route 101 in Humboldt County adds wider shoulders for bicycles and a multi-purpose path to the northbound bridge for bicycles and pedestrians.
- The Fort Bragg Safety Improvements project on Route 20 in Mendocino County adds bicycle lanes and wider shoulders.
- The Smith River Left-turn Channelization Safety Project in Del Norte County adds wider shoulders.
- The Route 53 Rehabilitation Project in Lake County adds wider shoulders and intersection lighting.