Idlewild Maintenance Station Rehabilitation

Map showing Idlewild Maintenence Station location

Caltrans proposes to rehabilitate the Idlewild Maintenance Station in Del Norte County. The Idlewild Maintenance Station is located adjacent to U.S. Highway 199 at postmile (PM) 28.1 near Gasquet, California. The purpose of the project is to improve safety, functional capacity, and operational efficiency of the Idlewild Maintenance Station. The project is needed to provide the Idlewild maintenance staff a safe, secure, reliable, and comfortable work environment. The maintenance station is in a rural location at an elevation of 1230 feet and 24-hour shifts are normal during the winter season.  Work would include construction of a new office, rehabilitation of the existing water and wastewater systems, and installation of a fire suppression system including a water tank and pumphouse. Other improvements include replacement of the perimeter fence, pavement of additional parking spaces, and electrical upgrades.

The maintenance station is located on Six Rivers National Forest land and operates under a Special Permit from the U.S. Forest Service. The Special Use Permit would be amended to include the proposed upgrades.

For more information, contact:

Project Manager
David Melendrez
707-441-3739, TTY 711

Environmental Coordinator
Amanda Lee
707-441-4571, TTY 711

Public Information (Media Inquiries)
Myles Cochrane
707-498-4272, TTY 711

Last reviewed: October 2022

Idlewild Maintenance Station building in Del Norte County

(Idlewild Maintenance Station - current view)

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Screenshot of March 18 2022 Facebook post that reads "Caltrans is aiming to construct a new Idlewild Maintenance Station in Del Norte County, as the existing complex which was built in 1971 has exceeded its service life and is operationally deficient. The proposed new building, which will be adjacent to the old one, will provide crews with a safe, secure, reliable, and comfortable work environment so crews are better poised to keep U.S. 199 and Route 197 moving. Currently, contractors should expect this project to go out to bid this June.."