COLUSA and GLENN COUNTIES — Caltrans is alerting motorists that the closure of the north- and southbound Interstate 5 Maxwell Safety Roadside Rest Areas (SRRA) will be extended until March 31, 2021 for additional construction activity.
The rest areas are located between the cities of Maxwell and Williams in Colusa County.
At the same time, crews are scheduled to close the Willows Safety Roadside Rest Areas in Glenn County sometime in January for long-term construction work. The exact closure date will be announced on portable roadside message boards and Caltrans social media platforms. The Willows rest areas are between the cities of Willows and Orland.
During the closures, northbound I-5 motorists will be directed to use the Corning SRRA in Tehama County (about 25 miles north of Willows). Southbound motorists will be directed to the Dunnigan SRRA in Yolo County (about 34 miles south of Maxwell).
Caltrans is investing $13.8 million to update the wastewater and water systems at the Maxwell and Willow rest areas. TSI Engineering Inc. of North Highlands, Sacramento County, is the contractor for both projects.
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 quickmap.dot.ca.gov/ or download the QuickMap app from the App Store or Google Play.