Major Construction Work thru Quincy Corridor Seeks Input


Plumas can expect a major Caltrans project to impact HWY 70 from the Greenville Wye to east of Quincy. The planning phase for the project has begun and was discussed with the Board of Supervisors during their last meeting. Construction is expected to begin in about 5 years. This project will be a large undertaking as it does include grinding up and replacing a portion of the highway through Quincy. Because of the opportunity Caltrans and Plumas County will take advantage and use the time to improve the Quincy corridor. This will be an opportunity for you to provide input on what is desired for the improvements that Caltrans is asking for. All aspects of road improvement and accessibility will be considered from bike lanes and sidewalks to drainage. In addition Caltrans will work collectively with the utility districts to help get any underground work completed before new pavement is laid down. The extensive project is expected to cost upwards of 55 million dollars. As Supervisor Hagwood commented during the presentation, travel in Plumas County will continue to be challenging not just for the near future from Dixie Fire recovery but for the coming years ahead.