Plans to Widen Highway at Richardson Grove Halted

A controversial plan by CalTrans to widen the highway at Richardson Grove (highway 101 south of the Avenue of the Giants) have been halted by recent court decisions.

The plan, which would have done irreparable damage to redwoods, some over 2,000 years old, was first proposed by CalTrans in 2007.   It has been opposed by a broad coalition of environmental and community groups, which have won several lawsuits against CalTrans.  The plaintiffs agreed to drop the most recent lawsuit against CalTrans in exchange for the agency withdrawing project approval.

Read more at the Environmental Protection Information Center.