$40 Million In Funding For Last Chance Grade Project

The State of California is making a massive investment in Highway 101 and the Last Chance Grade. $40 million in funding will be used to complete the environmental review of the Last Chance Grade Project following approval from the California Transportation Commission. Backers say the project will make Highway 101’s Last Chance Grade a reliable route for North Coast communities for generations to come, and today’s allocation brings the total new state investment for a permanent fix to Last Chance Grade to $50 million. “California Transportation Commission’s decision to provide an additional $40 million in support of Last Chance Grade is big news for the safety of both the Del Norte community and the travelling public, as well as for the North Coast’s economy,” said Rep. Jared Huffman. “This funding will be instrumental in helping to find a new, durable route at Last Chance Grade, which will reflect both safety and environmental concerns.”