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Road Conditions 530 225-3452
Please call the hotline for current road and traffic conditions. The office is not staffed on nights and weekends, but the hotline will be updated as needed.
****OREGON MOUNTAIN FIRE ROAD INFORMATION****
SR 299 from Weaverville to Oregon Mountain Summit is now OPEN. There is a short closure in the #2 westbound lane for emergency equipment at postmile 49.65-49.85.
****DELAYS EXPECTED ON INTERSTATE 5 NEAR ANTLERS BRIDGE IN LAKEHEAD ON LABOR DAY WEEKEND****
The HEAVIEST TRAFFIC is expected on MONDAY September 1, 2014 between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 11:00 pm. Please consider avoiding this peak travel time while making your holiday plans. Delays could be as long as TWO to THREE HOURS. Detours onto State Route 89 may be necessary. However, permitted big rigs, are not advised to travel on SR 89. Portable restrooms will be available along the route and water will be available in emergency situations. Please be advised, there is also one lane in each direction on Anderson Grade just north of Yreka. For travel information while in your car, please tune your radio to 1610 AM.
STATE ROUTE 299 BELLA DIDDY PROJECT
Work is underway on the Bella Diddy project, 0.4 miles east of Intermountain Road to 0.3 miles west of Backbone Ridge Road. Here is the projected work schedule. Please remember, these plans are subject to change and we will update you here if they do:
The contractor, JF Shea, is planning to get to the east end of the project by Labor Day weekend. 24 hour traffic control is expected to continue through Thursday, August 28, 2014. Crews will be off the road until Tuesday, September 2, 2014.
On Sept. 2, 2014, crews are expected to resume dirt and drainage operations at the far west end. Traffic control from 7:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.
On Sept. 15, 2014, 24 hour traffic control will resume to excavate the old road and place the new structural section starting at PM 30.3 and working east. A second closure will be put into place at the east end of the project. Traffic control will be in effect there from 6:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.
Paving will resume September 15, 2014. Delays may be longer (30-45 min) during the hours of 7:00 a.m.-9:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.
The majority of this project is expected to be completed by the end of Fall 2014, weather permitting.
HACHET MOUNTAIN OVERLAY PROJECT
This project begins at Big Bend Road and proceeds east on SR 299 for eight miles to just west of Hatchet Mountain Summit. The contractor, Tullis, Inc., will grind out the old pavement and replace the surface with new asphalt. One way traffic control will be in effect. Expect delays between 10-12 minutes.
24 HOUR TRAFFIC CONTROL ON SR 299 AT BUCKHORN SUMMIT
Around the clock traffic control on State Route 299 near Buckhorn Summit is in effect. Motorists will be traveling on 1/4 mile of unpaved roadway for several weeks. Traffic will be controlled by flaggers and drivers should expect up to 25 minute delays at this location.