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This office will not be staffed on Thursday, November 26, 2015 or Friday, November 27, 2015. Please follow us on Twitter @CaltransD2 for road information bulletins.
*****THANKSGIVING WEEK HOLIDAY FORECAST*****
A cold storm from the Gulf of Alaska will drop south into NorCal overnight Monday into Tuesday morning with cooler temperatures, rain, and snow down into the foothills through Wednesday night. The heaviest precipitation will fall on Tuesday with showers lingering through late Wednesday. This storm will likely bring the lowest snow levels of the season with 12 to 18 inches snow near pass levels, 6-12" above 4000 feet, and 2-6" in the foothills(2500 feet+), light snow potentially down to 1500 feet. Pre-Thanksgiving travel likely will be impacted on area highways, especially Tuesday, so start planning now! A few thunderstorms may be possible on Wednesday.
SR 299 CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS UPDATE 11/10/15****From Redding to Arcata: Caltrans is recommending adding an additional 30 minutes to your travel time due to minor delays with several projects.
The Capstone project on State Route 299, between Redding and Weaverville, has gone into winter suspension. Please be advised there may be lane closures ordered with short notice as crews will continue to monitor any storm-related issues.
299W/Junction City-Industrial Parkway: Pavement work has begun on the Weaverville Pavement project. One-way traffic control with a pilot car and flaggers is in place from 7:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m. Delays are expected to be 12-15 mins. Preliminary work is expected to last until mid-November. Paving will take place Spring 2016.
299 W/ENCHILADA CURVE IMPROVEMENT: Safety improvements are being made on the curve 0.5 mile east of Humboldt/Trinity County line to 0.1 mile west of Salyer. One way traffic control will be in effect between 7:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
299 W/OLD SHASTA: The Shasta ADA project is removing obstructions and barriers for pedestrians. One-way traffic control is in effect Monday-Friday from 7:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m just west of Mackley Alley to Red Bluff Road in the eastbound direction. Expected delays: 12-20 mins. Work is expected to continue through November.
State Route 273 ADA Project: Crews will install new curb ramps and make sidewalk improvements to the northbound side of State Route 273 from Wydham Lane to Parkview Avenue. There should be minimal delays to motorists in the area. This project is expected to be completed by the end of February 2016.
CORNING SAFETY ROADSIDE REST AREA LONG TERM CLOSURES
Both the north and southbound Safety Roadside Rest Areas near Corning are closed during construction. The Rest Areas will be completely remodeled over two construction seasons. The next SRRA in the southbound direction is located just outside Artois in Willows. In the northbound direction the closest SRRA is 4.4 miles north of Red Bluff.
INTERSTATE 5 BRIDGE MAINTENANCE
Crews will begin working on both lanes of the Churn Creek Bridge on Monday, October 26, 2015. They will remove and replace asphalt. There will be daytime and nighttime closures of at least one of the three lanes, 24 hours a day. No delays are expected, but a reduced speed zone of 55 mph will be in effect during all lane closures. This work is expected to continue through the last week of November.
There will be intermittent ramp closures on I-5 both north and southbound ramps for bridge maintenance. All ramps included in the project are marked with an orange square sign with long-term closure dates. All ramps will NOT be closed at once. When a ramp will be closed, motorists will see a portable sign with closure information five days in advance of the scheduled closure. Work will be done from 6:00 p.m to 7:00 a.m.
U.S. 395 in Johnstonville. Crews are paving from 0.1 mile north of Bangham Lane to 0.3 mile south of Wendel Rd. One way traffic control will be in effect Monday-Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Delays are currently 15-18 minutes.
*****SEASONAL SAFETY ROADSIDE REST AREA CLOSURES****
Hillcrest SRRA-3.9 miles east of Montgomery Creek on SR 299. Scheduled to reopen May 1, 2016.
Lake Almanor SRRA- 4.3 miles east of Chester on SR 36. Scheduled to reopen on May 1, 2016.