California Department of Transportation District 1
 

197/199 Safe STAA Access

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Introduction

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) has proposed improvements to State Routes 197 and 199 in Del Norte County to allow industry standard-sized trucks in compliance with the 1982 federal Surface Transportation Assistance Act (STAA) to have access to the Northern California coast. These projects propose adjustments to State Route 197 near Ruby Van Deventer County Park (Ruby 1 and Ruby 2) and on State Route 199 near the Narrows, at Washington Curve, and in the Patrick Creek area. This project would allow reclassification of the corridor as part of the national network of STAA truck routes. Presently, the width and tight curves of Routes 197 and 199 restrict passage for trucks compliant with STAA.

Purpose and Need

The primary purpose of the proposed project is to improve seven spot locations on Routes 197 and 199 in Del Norte County so that two STAA trucks passing in opposite directions can be accommodated. Safety-enhancing improvements are needed to provide a roadway that is easier to maneuver for all users. These improvements also are necessary to allow safe STAA truck access, which would allow reclassification of the corridor as part of the STAA network of truck routes.

197/199 Safe STAA Access Project Fact Sheet (335K)

 

Documents

Final Environmental Impact Report/ Environmental Assessment and
Section 4(f) Evaluation - April 2013

Documents Related to Partial Recirculation of Draft Environmental Document - September 2012

Displays from the public hearing held on July 13, 2010

Draft Environmental Impact Report/Environmental Assessment - June 2010 - High Quality Images

Draft Environmental Impact Report/Environmental Assessment - June 2010 - Lower Quality Images - Main Document Broken Up Into Chapters

Other Documents