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Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Paving Paradise

For The Lumberjack

By Melissa Coleman

A plea lies at the southern entrance to Humboldt County: “Save Richardson Grove.”
Despite years of public opposition, the California Department of Transportation (CalTrans) plans to adjust the alignment of Highway 101 in Richardson Grove just north of the Humboldt/Mendocino county border in order to make room for semi trucks.

The Richardson Grove project should be finalized sometime in March, said Project Manager Kim Floyd. It marks the final step for CalTrans’s plan to open Highway 101 to the largest trucks on the road. They are currently prohibited north of Mendocino County.

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