Main Street Paving to Start Wednesday, September 19th

Main St Paving

The prep work for paving Main Street will begin on Wednesday, September 19th.  The hours are 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. weeknights, the work is expected to last for seven days, finishing on Friday, September 28th.  This is one of the final phases of the Willits Relinquishment project.  The Willits Rehabilitation and Relinquishment of Old Highway 101 project will bring the road into a state of good repair and then turn it over the City of Willits and the County of Mendocino.

The paving portion of this project will start on Monday, October 1st.  The paving work will take place in 12-hour shifts, typically from 9 a.m. to midnight weekdays.  Due to the temperature requirements for the new asphalt this work will be done during the day.  The asphalt needs 50 degrees and rising temperatures to set up correctly so the 12-hour shifts may have to adjust accordingly.  The daytime work will start as late as possible, depending on the temperature, to help avoid early morning school and work traffic.  The paving work is expected to finish on October 15.

During both construction periods, night and daytime work, motorists can expect one-way traffic control with a pilot car.  Some side streets maybe closed but detours will be available.  The work will be taking place from Sherwood Road to the Highway 20 intersection.  Motorist should plan for up to 15-minute delays.

Striping is the final step of the paving project and is expected to take two weeks.  The target completion date is November 1st.  All timelines are dependent on any weather delays and other unknown issues that can occur with any construction project.

Thanks for your patience as we work to improve Main Street.