officials announced this week that the state would receive $72
million from the Federal Highway Administration to restore a portion
of historic U.S. Highway 101 along the Pacific Coast.
section of highway, at Confusion Hill in Northern California’s
Mendocino County, has been blocked by landslides at least 10 times
in the past year, The Times-Standard reported recently.
The slides, triggered by heavy rains, disrupted traffic and shipments
along the highway, which links the state’s North Coast area to
the San Francisco Bay area.
the federal grant, the highway will be restored and moved off
the unstable area. Caltrans said in a statement that construction
should be finished by 2008.