McKMAC votes against Central Ave. median

After hearing concerns about blocking easy access to local businesses, problems with large vehicles executing U-turns and semi-trucks making deliveries, the McKinleyville Municipal

Central Avenue now has a continuous center-turn lane from School Road to Hiller. The county has proposed replacing it with a raised median with left-hand turn pockets at School Road, Sutter Road, Heartwood Drive and Hiller Road.

Central Avenue now has a continuous center-turn lane from School Road to Hiller. The county has proposed replacing it with a raised median with left-hand turn pockets at School Road, Sutter Road, Heartwood Drive and Hiller Road.

Advisory Committee (McKMAC) voted unanimously last night, Feb. 27 against a proposed raised median on Central Avenue.

The committee’s vote is advisory only, although a representative of Humboldt County Public Works said that a letter in opposition to the project that will come from the McKMAC “has tremendous weight.”

“If the public decides it’s something they don’t want to pursue, we’ll walk away from the proposal,” Deputy Director of Public Works Chris Whitworth told the McKMAC. Whitworth said Public Works intends to hold a special public meeting sometime in April to gather additional input. Depending on the outcome of that meeting, the department will decide the fate of the controversial project….

(This is an excerpt from an upcoming article. More details will be posted soon.)

3 thoughts on “McKMAC votes against Central Ave. median

    • I was at the meeting. It seems there is a grant. People will come with all sort of plans if there is free money involved.
      I am completely against any type of median….as were the rest of the citizens there.

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