May 1 Headline: U.S. 101 opens again; Ukiah Commission pushes Costco hearing back
U.S. Highway 101 just north of Leggett was reopened to one-way traffic control Friday as Caltrans says the landslide cleanup is ahead of schedule.
According to the Santa Rosa Press Democrat, the removal work of nearly 25,000 cubic yards of debris has cost Caltrans about $2 million. By the time the highway is open to both lanes in a few months, the cleanup may total approximately $5 million.
In addition to the remediation, Caltrans officials estimated the two-week closure has cost Humboldt County millions of dollars a day as previous studies showed that nearly 6,200 vehicles drive on the road daily.
Meanwhile, drivers are advised to use caution while driving in the area and to listen to the direction of crews on the scene.
In order to ensure the public has efficient time to review documents, the Ukiah Planning Commission has pushed back its hearing on Costco's final environmental impact report, or EIR, by two weeks.
According to a press release from the city, the hearing, which was originally scheduled for May 10, has been rescheduled to May 24. During that meeting, the commission will consider making a recommendation to the city council to certify the document.
The hearing will be limited to the new energy analysis section of the EIR, the release said. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m.