Safer access to Cuddeback School

1. The recently completed Highway 36 improvement project at Wilder Road near Carlotta will provide a higher level of safety for school access, pedestrians and bicyclists. The left hand turn lane from Highway 36 onto Wilder Lane will not only improve access, but will also reduce traffic delays in that area. School buses will have a better turning radius now that the left hand turn lane on Highway 36 near Carlotta has been completed. The work by contractor GR Sundberg Construction of Arcata began in June and was completed last month. The final cost for the construction project was $434,000.

2. Highway 36 at Wilder Road near Carlotta in June 2013, before improvements were made to the road.

Photos by Mary Bullwinkel/Beacon