District 2 - Redding

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Excessive Heat Warning and Watch
North-Central California.
June, 2017

Hot weather again today with continued risk for heat related illnesses across portions of Interior Northern California and the Central Valley, north of Interstate 80. Slight cooling Friday and into Saturday then more significant Sunday into early next week, ending the heat wave, says the National Weather Service.

In addition, fire weather concerns with north winds along with very dry conditions through midday today. There will be a chance of afternoon/evening thunderstorms over the Sierra Nevada through Sunday.

Caltrans District 2 is reminding motorists to never leave a child, any person or animal in the car. Watch for tire treads from blowouts. It is typical to encounter large tire debris on roads during high temperatures and motorists must be alert. In addition, please slow down when you see a cone zone. For more safety tips during high temperatures please visit the California Department of Emergency Services.

For road conditions you may call Caltrans District 2 Public Information Office at (530) 225-3426, or call our hotline 24/7 at (530) 225-3452. You may also get road updates via our Facebook and Twitter pages @CaltransDistrict2.

District 2 at a Glance

District 2 main offices are in Redding, California. At 27,307 square miles, we're the second largest district (area) in the state. We are a rural district, with a population of 13 people per square mile, compared with 225 statewide. We maintain 1750 center line miles, or more than 4,000 lane miles, of highways. Our valleys, foothills, and mountain ranges border Oregon to the North, Nevada to the East, District 3 - Marysville/Sacramento to the South, and District 1 - Eureka to the West. We have 19 Safety Roadside Rest Areas and 22 Maintenance Stations.

  • Read More about District 2

    District 2 has over 850 employees in many locations spread throughout the district. We have four district divisions, and several regional divisions, which have employees who are shared between Districts 1, 2, and 3. The four district divisions are Administration, Maintenance & Traffic Operations, Planning & Local Assistance and Program/Project Management. Regional divisions include Construction, Environmental, Right of Way and Surveys.

    Statewide, Caltrans manages more than 50,000 miles of California's highway and freeway lanes, provides inter-city rail services, permits more than 400 public-use airports and special-use hospital heliports, and works with local agencies. Caltrans carries out its mission of improving mobility across California with six primary programs: Aeronautics, Highway Transportation, Mass Transportation, Transportation Planning, Administration and the Equipment Service Center. To read more about Caltrans at the statewide level, you can go to Caltrans headquarters About Caltrans page.

District 2 Road Conditions

District 2 Road Information Hotline: (530) 225-3452

Please call the Caltrans District 2 Road Information Hotline at (530) 225-3452 for current road and traffic conditions. The office is not staffed on nights and weekends, but the hotline will be updated as needed.

District 2 Road Closures and Traffic Control

Construction work on State Route 36 is rapidly moving forward.

Current as of June 23, 2017

NOTE: The information below is for District 2 planned lane closures only. For current Statewide real-time traffic information including chain controls, check Caltrans Quickmap. You may also call (530) 225-3452 for road updates, or follow us on Twitter: ‎@CaltransD2.

Interstate 5 at Lakehead FRIDAY TRAFFIC UPDATE:

Friday, June 23, 2017, morning until 3 pm - no major traffic delays, mostly okay. Please plan ahead for peak times 3 pm to 8 pm - 1-hour delays expected due to one lane closure for paving operations. Work will continue until Saturday, ending at 3 pm.

Off on Saturday afternoon and Sunday all day. Work will resume on Monday at 6 am. Please plan ahead. We apologize for any inconveniences this may cause and similarly, we remind the traveling public that Summer is key for getting our roads fixed. Thank you for your patience.


Friday June 23:
On State Route 36 (between Paynes Creek and Mineral), one way traffic control with 15 to up to 30-minute delays. Saturdays and Sundays off, unless noted.

Week of June 26, Tullis Inc. is going to have traffic control 6 AM to 7 PM Monday to Thursday.  On Friday, June 30th they will be off the road by 3 PM. The crews won't be working on the 4th of July weekend, from Saturday, July 1, to Tuesday, July 4.


  • NB I-5 between Vista Drive and SR 97 - Traffic is currently down to one lane for concrete paving operations.
  • SB I-5 between Deetz Road (Truck Village) to .5 miles north of North Mount Shasta Blvd exit - Traffic is down to one lane for paving operations. Motorists may experience minor delays in the area.

The NB Vista Drive on ramp and SB Vista Drive off ramps are currently at half-width due to concrete paving operations. Motorists are asked to slow down in and around work areas.

No work will be performed this weekend, but lane closures are still in place. Please slow down and watch out for the cone zones.


Due to high temperatures work has temporatily ceased for this project. Work will resume on Thursday, June 22, as follows:

Roadway excavation for approximately 1 mile on SR 44 East of Viola. 24-hr one-way traffic control with delays for at least 20 minutes. Completion of this safety project is anticipated for the end of June.


Spring Garden Bridge - Long-term, 24-hour traffic signal due to Bridge Rehabilitation.  Expect 10-minute delays through October. This is from 0.3 miles east of Massack Rest Area to 1.8 miles west of Harrison Road.


Rehabilitation Overlay in Downtown Greenville - One-way-traffic control and up to 10 minute delays, Monday through Friday between 6:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. Work will continue through October.


Emergency work is being done at different times and areas along State Route 96 in Siskiyou County.
Currently, we have one project 5 miles west of Happy Camp. One-way-traffic control 24/7 with up to 20 minute delays, and that means you may find workers on Saturdays and Sundays. We'll update on other projects as they happen.


The road between Hamilton Branch and Clear Creek is closed due to bridge replacement work. The bridge is located on State Route 147, 1.5 miles east of County Road A13. Detours are clearly marked via County Road A13 and SR 36.


Regular Schedule:

Monday to Friday - Single-time openings every 1/2 hour from 6:00 am to 6:00 pm every day. One-way traffic control with minimum delays and overnight from 6:00 pm to 6:00 am with up to 1 hour delays.

Weekends - Open all day from Saturday at 6:00 a.m. through Monday at 6:00 am. One-way traffic control, with up to 15-minute delays.

All detour openings are subject to change at any time due to weather conditions or for safety reasons.


The Honey Lake Safety Roadside Rest Area on US 395 in Lassen County near Janesville, CA, is currently CLOSED. The closure of the rest area is necessary in order to transition to the new wastewater system. Both the water and wastewater systems will not be functional during this transition. The project is anticipated to be completed by July 31, 2017.


Travel Conditions


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You can also call 1-800-427-7623 for current highway conditions.

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Contact Information

General Information:

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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