State Route 1 Point Arena/Westport Sink Storm Damage Permanent Restoration Project

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SCH Number
Lead Agency
California Department of Transportation, District 3
Document Title
State Route 1 Point Arena/Westport Sink Storm Damage Permanent Restoration Project
Document Type
FIN - Final Document
Present Land Use
Zoned Remote Residential (PM 74.74 & 75.89) Zoned highway commercial and agricultural exclusive (PM 14.85)
Document Description
The heavy rains that occurred during the 2005/2006-winter season caused large amounts of erosion to occur at three locations along State Route (SR) 1 in Mendocino County. The pavement at post mile (PM) 14.85 in Point Arena failed from undermining and piping of storm water through voids at failing joints of a large culvert. At PM 74.74 south of Westport, scour and headcutting (abrupt change in elevation causing erosion) at the outfall of a 24-inch (in) reinforced concrete pipe culvert has caused the loss of part of the roadway embankment as well as several sections of pipe. At PM 75.89, a portion of roadway has settled two to three feet as part of a larger landslide that includes the slopes above and below the road. Additionally, headcutting (abrupt change in elevation causing erosion) of the steep embankment under the outlet of the downdrains is working up toward the roadway and adds a considerable amount of erosion to the beach and bluff environment every time it rains.

Contact Information

Beth Thompson
Agency Name
California Department of Transportation, District #3
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Point Arena
Cross Streets
Bruhel Point Road (PM 74.74,75.89), Iverson Avenue, Curly Lane (PM 14.85)
Parcel #
027-141-03,05; 015-010-42,43 (PM 14.85); 015-010-42 (PM 74.74); 015-010-043 (PM 75.89)
State Highways
1, 253 (PM 14.85)
Arena ES, Joint Union HS, Pacific Com.Charter, S. Coast Cont., C
Pacific Ocean (all), Point Arena Creek, Hathaway Creek, Blue Side Gulch, Chadbourne Gulch
Other Location Info
City/Nearest Community: Westport
Other Information
Schools cont'd: Charter Schools: Elementary and High School (PM 14.85)

Notice of Completion

Development Types
Transportation:Other (Storm Bridge damage)
Project Issues
Coastal Zone, Cumulative Effects, Drainage/Absorption, Flood Plain/Flooding, Geology/Soils, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Transportation, Vegetation, Wetland/Riparian, Wildlife

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