Public Feedback Sought on Highway 70 Project in Butte County


California State Route 70

District:  District 3 - Marysville
Contact:  Gilbert Mohtes-Chan
Phone:  (530) 741-4571; (530) 682-6145



BUTTE COUNTY – Caltrans is hosting an open house next week to seek community comments about a proposed safety improvement project on State Highway 70 in southern Butte County.

The event will be Wednesday, December 11, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at Feather River Adventist School, 24 Cox Lane (at Highway 70), south of Oroville. Community members can view project displays and review materials, including environmental documents. Caltrans staff members will be available to answer questions and receive comments from the public.

Caltrans proposes to widen the roadway between East Gridley Road and the Butte-Yuba County line to improve highway safety. The $50 million project calls for constructing a 14-foot two-way left turn lane, an additional 12-foot lane in both directions, 8-foot shoulders, a 20-foot area for vehicles veering off the roadway to return to the main highway and a new southbound bridge. Construction is estimated to start in spring 2021.

Caltrans District 3 is responsible for maintaining and operating 4,385 lane miles in 11 Sacramento Valley and Northern Sierra counties. For project updates, follow Caltrans District 3  on Twitter @CaltransDist3 and on Facebook at CaltransDistrict3. For real-time traffic, click on Caltrans’ QuickMap or download the QuickMap app from the App Store or Google Play.