Daytime Closures Set for I-5 Willows Rest Areas


Interstate 5

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



GLENN COUNTY — Motorists should prepare for temporary daytime closures next week of the northbound and southbound Interstate 5 Willows Rest Areas in Glenn County.

Crews will be alternately closing the southbound and northbound rest areas from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, October 27 through Friday, October 30. Portable roadside message signs will display updates about the closure locations and dates.

Pacific Gas & Electric will be shutting off electricity to the facilities so that crews can perform tree work around the power lines. The work will allow the utility company to install a power pole to serve newly installed electric vehicle charging stations at the rest areas.

Motorists are reminded the northbound and southbound Maxwell Rest Areas in Colusa County are closed for construction. For northbound travelers, the next open rest area is the Herbert Miles Rest Area just north of Red Bluff. For southbound motorists, the next open rest area is in Dunnigan, Yolo County.

Weather or unexpected events may delay or prolong the work. Caltrans advises motorists to “Be Work Zone Alert.” The department will issue construction updates 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