South Broadway Complete Streets
This project is proposed along U.S. 101/South Broadway in Eureka to increase comfort and safety for non-motorized users and to provide better connectivity between neighborhoods and the Waterfront Trail.
The project includes:
- Class IV separated bikeways on Broadway from the Papa & Barkley Co. signalized intersection to the Bayshore Mall entrance intersection. Class IV separated bikeways have vertical barrier such as curbs or posts between the bicyclists and vehicles. Caltrans is seeking input from the City of Eureka and community members.
Use of K-71 posts in Long Beach, CA - Photo source
- New pedestrian and bicycle crossings at Hilfiker Lane.
- Sidewalk and curb ramp improvements where needed.
- New bus stops.
- Pedestrian and bicycle improvements at existing signalized intersections.
- Mountable median landscaping and some roadside plantings as traffic calming measures.
Making improvements to South Broadway has been a high priority of the region for many years, and is supported by the City of Eureka, the Humboldt County Association of Governments (HCAOG), other stakeholders—such as civic organizations, businesses, Humboldt Transit Authority, the public health department, active transportation advocates, environmental organizations, and disability rights groups—and the public.
HCAOG, the City of Eureka, and Caltrans recently completed the Eureka Broadway Multimodal Corridor Plan, funded by a Caltrans planning grant. This project will implement the preferred concept for the southern segment identified in the plan. The full Eureka Broadway Multimodal Corridor Plan can be accessed online at hcaog.net/sites/default/files/eureka_broadway_multimodal_corridor_final_report.pdf.
The Environmental phase of the project was completed in June 2023. Next, the Caltrans design teams will finalize project designs and specifications. The project is expected to begin construction in 2025.
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- Project Initiation Report (PDF)
- Response to public comments (PDF)
- CEQA Categorical Exemption/NEPA Categorical Exclusion (PDF)
How to get involved
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A Public Engagement Plan will be developed to identify public engagement goals, methods, and schedule throughout the project development process.
Project Manager: Jeff Pimentel, (707) 834-9529
Public Information Officer: Myles Cochrane, (707) 498-4272
Last reviewed: June 2023
Project staff hosted a virtual public meeting February 2023 to discuss project details and answer questions. Please click the thumbnail below to view a recording of the presentation (external site).