Judge rules Willits bypass can move forward


Opponents claim Caltrans has not done the proper environmental reviews and isn't doing enough to restore the damage the construction has caused.

The $300 million project is being built through federally protected wetlands.

Environmentalists have staged a number of protests, trying to shut down the bypass, which they say is unneeded.

Construction on the project continued while the two sides took the matter to court. Late Thursday, a judge threw out a lawsuit attempting to stop the project.

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