Community members are helping shape the future of the State Highway 99 corridor through Gridley.

In a community meeting on Wednesday, July 19, Caltrans and the City of Gridley will share potential options for plans to improve the corridor. The event will be from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Moose Lodge, 1533 State Highway 99. The meeting follows an earlier community workshop conducted last year.

Caltrans is looking to resurface, restore and rehabilitate the corridor in order to improve accessibility and safety. The goals for this project will be discussed during the meeting and community members will have an opportunity to offer specific preferences for improvements.

Caltrans’ project goals include:

·Bringing infrastructure up to current design and Americans with Disabilities Act standards

·Repairing/improving drainage

·Rehabilitating roadway

·Improving retail access

·Improving traffic flow

·Improving streetscape and landscape

·Improving pedestrian and visitor expeirence

·Improving general safety for all

Caltrans District 3 is responsible for maintaining and operating 4,385 lane miles in 11 Sacramento Valley and Northern Sierra counties. For project updates, follow Caltrans District 3 on Twitter @CaltransDist3 and on Facebook at CaltransDistrict3. For real-time traffic, click on Caltrans QuickMap at: http://quickmap.dot.ca.gov/