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Traffic projects scheduled for coastal towns

A two-lane bridge with a couple of cars approaching it. Trees growing along the side of the road on the other side of the bridge.
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Jack Peters Bridge

Multiple large construction projects will cause traffic delays on Hwy 1 in Mendocino throughout this summer and next. The Jack Peters Bridge and Navarro Ridge projects bookend the central coast and will cause traffic delays for residents and tourists between the village of Mendocino and Navarro Ridge. The Elk Creek Bridge is between Elk and Manchester and will impact those going south from HWY 128 to Manchester, Point Arena, and Gualala. Robert King, Project Manager for Cal Trans provides summaries for each project and explains how they will impact Mendocino residents and tourists. The Jack Peters Bridge, Elk Creek Bridge, and Navarro Ridge projects will all be under construction for two years. The one-way traffic signals will be in place during the entire project even when construction is suspended for the winter. If you’re planning a trip to the Mendocino coast, this summer or next, you should be able to avoid the traffic delays by taking HWY 20. If you take HWY128 expect delays going north or south on HWY 1.

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Michelle Blackwell is a writer, journalist, and reader. She contributes to the KZYX News program and publishes in the Fort Bragg Advocate and the Mendocino Beacon regularly. She developed, hosts, and produces the KZYX radio show and podcast “Upwelling” Her fiction pieces have appeared in various Writers of the Mendocino Coast anthologies.