Marker Replacement Work Begins in Shasta and Tehama Counties

I-5, Highway 299, Highway 273, Highway 44

REDDING – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans District 2) is beginning pavement marker replacement work at multiple locations on Interstate 5 between Cottonwood and Shasta Lake, State Route (SR) 44, SR 273, and SR 299 in Shasta and Tehama Counties. The project will replace raised reflective pavement markers that were damaged during plowing operations that were necessitated due to recent winter snowstorms in the Redding, Anderson, and Red Bluff areas.

The damaged markers will be removed and replaced at various areas on Interstate 5 from just south of Red Bluff to just north of Redding, on SR 44 through Redding, SR 273 through Anderson and Redding, and SR 299 through Redding to Bella Vista. The $380,000 project is estimated to replace 27,000 markers.

Construction activities will begin this week on SR 299. Motorists may encounter 7 pm to 7 am moving lane closures, and one-way reversible traffic control at some areas with up to 10-minute delays, with the potential for longer delays at times as needed for operations. Motorists are urged to slow down and drive carefully in and around construction areas and allow extra time for delays.

The project is currently anticipated to take 20 working days, and be completed by the end of April.

The State’s transportation system is a high priority for California. As the 2021 Construction Season begins, Caltrans, North Region Construction and District 2 will follow construction operations as scheduled while following proper COVID-19 protocols to keep our staff, contractors and the traveling public safe.  

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