Berg Pushes Willits Bypass
As many of you already know, our very own assemblybabe, Patty Berg, is asking residents of the north coast to contact the California Transportation Commission and urge them to fund the completion of the proposed Willits bypass.
I'm all in support of this despite having no problem driving through Willits most of the time. It's the summer when the bottleneck inside the town raises its ugly head and can make it take up to an hour, or so it seems, just to get through town. That can, indeed, be a problem.
Sure, I might agree with others who have said the Bay Area has worse congestion problems. I suspect they always will and, frankly, I can't help but wonder what they can do about the congestion they already have? You can only have so many people driving on a certain amount of land at any one time. Seems to me they're already just about out of room as it is.
Besides, seems to me it doesn't make sense to have the main course of transportation on the California coast, north to south, being held up by bottlenecks. With that in mind, I would think the Confusion Hill bypass should be the priority, not Willits. But since the funds come from slightly different sources (I think?) why not do both?
Regardless, I don't think I'll see either completed in my lifetime.