Valley East & West Boulevard stripe painting done, finish work continues

Valley East & West Boulevard asphalt paving done, completion work continues

Painting of traffic and parking stripes on Valley East and Valley West Boulevards has been completed. Remaining work includes sidewalk and bus stop reconstruction, which will take place once AT&T completes raising some equipment to the new pavement and sidewalk levels, and reinstallation of roadway monuments. Drivers are asked to drive cautiously and slowly through work areas. All businesses will remain OPEN during construction.

VALLEY EAST AND VALLEY WEST BOULEVARD ROAD PAVING ON SATURDAY, OCTOBER 5 AND MONDAY, OCTOBER 7

City of Arcata contractor RAO Construction will repave Valley East and Valley West Boulevards on Saturday, October 5 and Monday, October 7. Traffic will be redirected on these days to make way for asphalt laying equipment.

On Saturday, October 5, work will take place from 7 a.m. through 8 p.m. Workers will pour and smooth asphalt in the center/left-turn lane beginning at the intersection of Valley East Boulevard/Giuntoli Lane, working south around the loop and ending at the Valley West Boulevard/Giuntoli Lane intersection.

Drivers exiting any driveway along Valley East or Valley West Boulevards on Saturday are asked to turn right to get to Giuntoli Lane as they will not be able to cross the center lane. Pedestrians are also asked not to cross the hot asphalt as it hardens to avoid burning their footwear.

On Monday, October 7, work will again take place from 7 a.m. through 8 p.m. to pour and smooth asphalt on the outer lane (northbound on Valley East Boulevard, southbound on Valley West Boulevard). Work will again progress from the intersection of Valley East Boulevard/Giuntoli Lane, moving south around the loop and ending at the Valley West Boulevard/Giuntoli Lane intersection.

Driveways around the loop will be closed for two hours as hot asphalt is applied and hardens in front of the driveways. Residents are asked to please plan their Monday travel accordingly. Pedestrians are again asked not to cross the hot asphalt to avoid burning their footwear.

There will be no parking in construction zones and no turning lane during construction hours. The City and its contractors will make every effort to accommodate businesses so they can remain accessible to customers. All businesses will remain open during construction.

Updates on construction progress and project plans will be posted on the City’s website, www.cityofarcata.org.

The City would like to thank Valley West residents and businesses for their continued patience and cooperation as we make important improvements to these streets. For additional information, please contact the Arcata Public Works Department at (707) 822-5957. 

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Graphic (PDF map): Asphalt paving work (not traffic flow) along Valley East and Valley West Boulevards will progress in the direction of the arrows on Saturday, October 5 and Monday, October 7 from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. For more information, visit www.CityofArcata.org or call the Arcata Public Works Department at (707) 822-5957.