Route 36 Drainage and Hydesville Complete Streets

Drainage Project Description

This project is located along Route 36 from the U.S. 101 junction to the Trinity County line proposes to rehabilitate 32 drainage locations, which includes two fish passage locations. Fish passage projects include the removal of barriers that restrict or impede movement or migration of fish, and often benefit additional wildlife.

Hydesville Complete Streets Project Description

Additional work on Route 36 in the Hydesville area between postmiles 2.8 and 3.2 includes: filling in sidewalk gaps on the north side of Route 36, fixing existing sidewalks, installing curb ramps, striping bi-directional bike and pedestrian lanes on the north side of Route 36, striping new crosswalks, and installing crosswalk lighting. On top of that, rapid flashing beacons and radar feedback signs will be installed for westbound traffic to increase crosswalk safety. Finally, a traffic census station will be upgraded east of Carlotta at postmile 7.45 (for traffic counts).

Purpose and Need of the Projects

The purpose is to rehabilitate existing drainage systems to good condition, to remediate fish passage barriers, and improve multimodal connectivity. The project is needed to repair deteriorating or failing drainage systems, to prevent erosion and potential roadway embankment failure, and to increase the safety of bike and pedestrian traffic. The project also benefits fish and wildlife.

Project Timeline

To be determined.

For more information, contact:

Project Manager

Marie Brady 

(707) 296-5511, TTY 711


Public Information (Media Inquiries)

Myles Cochrane

(707) 498-4272, TTY 711

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