District 2 - Redding

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Welcome to our District

Caltrans has 12 districts. We are District 2, with main offices in Redding, California. At 27,307 square miles, we're the second largest district (area) in the state. Our District includes the counties of LassenModocPlumasShastaSiskiyouTehama, and Trinity Counties. District 2 also services portions of Butte and Sierra Counties.

ROAD CONDITIONS - December 2018


State Route 70 is open to the traveling public in the areas it was previously closed due to the Camp Fire. Construction crews are working at spot locations, on-going. Traffic control operations will move from place to place as needed. Expect 15, 20, 30-minute delays. Thank you for your patience and understanding

Controled traffic near Reading Ca 2018, due to firesSTATE ROUTE 299

Construction work continues on highway 299 between Redding and Weaverville, but operations are mostly off the higway

  • Caltrans and its contractors are working on State Route 299 Monday through Saturday from 6:30 A.M. to 7:00 P.M. at spot locations but work will be minimal and mostly off-highway for the next few weeks.
  • Traffic control operations are minimal or non-existent.
  • Crews are now focusing on culvert and drainage systems.
  • The traveling public can see regulatory, advisory and construction signs indicating speed limits. Please follow the speed limits.

  • I-5 Dunsmuir to Mt Shasta


    Dunsmuir Grade Project, Phase 1: Mt. Shasta to Dunsmuir Scales. The part of southbound I-5 that was closed a few months ago is now open.

    All the K-rail has been removed and we are currently working on removing the crossovers and placing guardrail; this work will continue through the end of the week (Nov 11 through Nov 18) and will require daily lane closures NB and SB. The following week we will be working on some minor drainage work early in the week which will require daily lane closures NB and potentially some other minor operations requiring daily lane closures SB.  Not work is planned for Thursday and Friday for the Thanksgiving Holiday.

    The Scales are open.  The SB 89 on- and off-ramp are also open and the SB lanes from Ream Ave OC to the scales. 


    Klamath River Bridge

    Work on the bridge project north of Yreka continues progressing. It includes widening, bridge rail upgrade, and undercrossing. Northbound and southbound traffic on Interstate 5 currently is under a 55 mph speed reduction with single lane closures in effect for both directions. Construction operations currently underway, please slow down and pay attention to the cone zone and signs indicated reduce speed rules in place. Safety is a shared responsibility.



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    Shasta Viaduct (Work in progress)

    The Shasta Viaduct Project will replace a bridge that has ended its usable life. Caltrans and its contractor resumed work on July 2018, after stopping all operations at the site on January 5, 2018, to conduct a design review. They are currently working full force to complete this project; it is possible for construction to extend to 2019.






    Federal Highway Realignment west of Red Bluff.

    Realignment project between post mile 36.05 and 40.44 in Humboldt County (west of Dinsmore). Beginning on November 1, 2018 and through the Spring of 2019, the road is open to the traveling public with one way traffic control operations and anticipated 30-minute delays. Here is the Holiday schedule, from the HWY 36 Realignment Team:

    "We will be flagging up to Wednesday November 21st until 12pm next week. We then will open the road to traffic after 12pm for holiday travel. The road will remain open for the Thanksgiving holiday until Monday November 26th at 6am. We will begin 30 min delay flagging at 6am on Monday morning.  As for the Christmas/New Year’s holiday we will open the road on Friday December 21st at 3pm and the road will remain open until Wednesday January 2nd at 6am when 30 in delay flagging will occur again. Attached is the new updated general flyer for the project outlining the 30 min delay closures to continue."

    State Route 70


    Spring Garden Bridge

    The project is currently winter suspension. Both lanes are open for the rest of this winter. Occasional work when and if necessary and if so, 5-minute delays anticipated. The Spring Garden Bridge project will resume work the Spring of 2019 for approximately four weeks.



    Belden Rest Area



    Belden Rest Area

    The Belden Rest Area is closed long term. Caltrans has provided for temporary restrooms located in the parking lot across the Belden Bridge.

    The Belden Rest Area, a PG&E facility near the Yellow Creek Bridge on State Route 70 in Plumas County was closed on March 26, 2018. Caltrans and its contractor Stewart Engineering are working on a project that will replace the Yellow Creek Bridge. Built in 1934, the bridge has exhausted its usable life. The new bridge will meet current design and seismic retrofitting standards. A traffic signal stands near the rest area and 10-minute delays are anticipated throughout the duration of the project, estimated to be completed in December 2019. PLEASE NOTE: Caltrans has installed temporary restroom facilitates in the area.



    Grass Lake Rest Area

    The Grass Lake Rest Area between Weed, CA and Klamath Falls, Oregon is CLOSED this time due to water system replacement work. Date of reopening: September 30, 2018. Will update if the rest area opens at an earlier date.

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    Phone: 530-225-3426
    Fax: (530) 229-0502

    Physical Address:

    California Department of Transportation
    District 2
    1657 Riverside Drive
    Redding, CA 96001

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