Current City Construction Projects

City Project Title Project Description Project Status
Arcata Marsh & Wildlife Sanctuary Amphitheater Construction Construction has begun on an outdoor amphitheater near the Arcata Marsh Interpretive Center. The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation High Rock crew is hauling gravel with wheelbarrows to the site along the east and south sides of the Log Pond Loop Trail. This trail remains open for public use.
For more information contact the Arcata Marsh Interpretive Center at 707-826-2359.
Humboldt Bay Trail North Construction
Construction of the City of Arcata’s portion of the Humboldt Bay Trail from Samoa Boulevard through the Arcata Marsh and Wildlife Sanctuary and along the scenic shoreline along Highway 101 to just south of the Bayside cutoff. The southern trail endpoint will transition onto the shoulder of Highway 101 south of Bayside Cutoff, until the remaining segment, Humboldt Bay Trail South, is constructed. The city estimates that trail construction will be complete by fall 2017.

  • The Butcher's Slough footbridge will be closed while McCullough Construction builds new bridge footings through the end of June 2017. 
  • On South I Street, motorists are asked to slow down and walkers and bikers are asked to exercise caution as heavy equipment will frequently be on the road. 
  • Walkers can access the oxidation ponds loop from South G Street by walking past the construction staging area at the City’s corporation yard. Please use caution if heavy equipment is in operation and wait for workers to see you before passing by.
More information about the Humboldt Bay Trail North project
For more information contact the Arcata Engineering Department at 707-825-2173.
Jolly Giant Dam Wallace Structures will resume construction work on Arcata Community Forest's Jolly Giant Dam beginning Monday, June 5 through June 30. Earth moving, soil compaction and concrete spraying work will improve spillway for flood flow safety.

Please use the bypass trail and watch for heavy equipment on Road #8.
For more information, contact the Arcata Engineering Department at 707-825-2174.
PG&E System Upgrades  PG&E upgrades a portion of the natural gas distribution system serving homes and businesses in the 11th Street neighborhood from mid-June through the end of July 2017, weather permitting. The work area will be on 11th Street, between D and Union Streets.

Local PG&E representatives will contact affected residents and homeowners prior to start of work.

On the days of scheduled work, please follow all directions and traffic control devices within the project area.
For more information, contact Arcata Assistant City Engineer Netra Khatri at 707-825-2173.
Street Patching
City of Arcata Streets crews will patch streets as weather permits in the Giuntoli Lane and West End Road neighborhoods. 

All businesses will remain open during construction and sections of Giuntoli Lane and West End Road will be closed or reduced to one-way controlled traffic flow. The City and its staff will make every effort to accommodate businesses so customers can access them during construction. Residents will be allowed access to their property with minor delays.

Work takes place on weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. beginning 
Monday, April 24 and finishing by Friday, June 30, 2017, weather permitting.

The City would like to thank the residents and businesses in advance for their patience and cooperation as we make these important improvements to these streets.
For more information, contact the Arcata Streets Division at 707-822-5957.
Sunny Brae and South H Street Improvements UPDATE:

RAO Construction begins sidewalk, road and sewer work on Buttermilk Lane and South H Street on Thursday, June 22

As part of its 2016 Street Improvements Project, the City will be making street and sewer improvements on Buttermilk Lane between Bayside Road and Margaret Lane and on South H Street between Samoa Boulevard and South G Street.

Construction is scheduled to be complete by the end of October 2017.

Planned improvement area map.
For more information, contact the Arcata Engineering Department at 707-825-2173.
Sunset Avenue Overpass The City Streets Crew will pave the Sunset Avenue Highway 101 overpass on Monday through Wednesday, June 26 to 28. Traffic will be reduced to one-way controlled traffic flow with detours. Active.
For more information contact the Arcata Streets Division at 707-822-5957.