State Route 36, Humboldt County

Construction Updates

This project is anticipated to start construction mid-July 2017. During construction, it is expected that the public will experience delays and full closures on State Route 36 at Humboldt County near the town of Dinsmore, California (mile post HUM 36.0 to HUM 40.4) as follows:

Beginning as early as July 19, 2017 expect up to 30-Minute Delays in both directions throughout weekdays until further notice.

Beginning August 1, 2017 State Route 36 will be closed in Both Directions during the following time frames:

Mondays through Thursdays: 8:00 a.m. -12:00 noon and 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Fridays: 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon and 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Only Emergency Service Providers will be allowed through closures.

State Route 36 will remain accessible throughout weekends for the duration of this project.

For additional live information after July 19, 2017 please visit the Caltrans Travel Alert website or call 1-800-427-7623.

Project Description

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) and the Federal Highway Administration, Central Federal Lands Highway Division (FHWA -CFLHD), in cooperation with the U.S. Forest Service, Six Rivers National Forest, are improving California State Route 36 (SR 36) in southeastern Humboldt County approximately 12.3 miles east of the community of Bridgeville (Humboldt County mile post 36.0 to 40.4). Improvements include realigning and widening SR 36 to attain two, 12-foot wide travel lanes with 4-foot wide paved shoulders. In addition, new signing, pavement markings, guardrail, and wetland restoration are included in the project. CFLHD is the lead agency for compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and Caltrans is the lead agency for compliance with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA).

For up-to-date information on closures go to the Caltrans Travel Alert website

Purpose

The purpose of this project is to enhance traffic safety while improving mobility for vehicular travel along California State Route (SR) 36 in a cost effective manner. The goal of enhancing traffic safety is aimed at reducing the likelihood and severity of a vehicular crash. The mobility component of the project purpose seeks to improve the efficiency of non-Surface Transportation Assistant Act (non-STAA) vehicular movement of people and goods on SR 36.

Need

The project is needed to improve the narrow roadway which currently has no shoulder or centerline stripe, numerous tight curves, steep grades, limited sight distance, inconsistences with adjacent segments of SR 36, geologic hazards, and safety issues. These conditions limit connectivity between US Highway 101 and Interstate-5 in the north coast area, the viability of SR 36 for efficient transport of goods and services, slower travel speeds, and limited passing opportunities.

Key Project Dates

Release of Environmental Assessment: July 2014
Environmental Decision Document (FONSI): September 2014
Advertise: Spring 2017
Construction: Summer 2017 – Fall 2018

Project Photos

Existing Road

Existing Road.


Existing Road

Existing Road.

Environmental Documents

Map showing general vicinity of project
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Project Details
Project # CA FLAP SR36(13)
Project Name State Route 36 Humboldt County
Location Humboldt County
FLMA Six Rivers National Forest
Status Under Construction

Contact Information

Project Manager: James Herlyck
Phone: 720-963-3698
Email: State_Route_36@dot.gov

Road Status: 1-800-427-7623

Federal Highway Administration
Central Federal Lands Highway Division
12300 West Dakota Avenue
Lakewood, CO 80228
720-963-3500