Arcata Rails with Trails Project

Construction has begun on Phase I of the Rails with Trails Project (and on the Foster Avenue Extension Project).

This project runs from north Arcata (Shay Park), through the City to just north of U.S. Highway 255. The trail will be constructed along existing streets and rails within City rights-of-way. The scope of the project includes the construction of 1 mile of Class I, ADA accessible, non-motorized, multi-use, paved trail. The project also includes:
  • Drainage improvements
  • Construction of Portland Cement Concrete (PCC) sidewalks, curb, gutter and stairway
  • Pedestrian lighting improvements
  • Light poles
  • Pull boxes
  • Modification of existing street lighting
  • Implementation of fencing, physical barriers, signage and striping, traffic control, the Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP), and other related construction operations