District: District 3 - Marysville
Contact: Gilbert Mohtes-Chan
Phone: (530) 741-4571; (530) 682-6145
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
YUBA COUNTY — Caltrans is alerting motorists a contractor has delayed until next week the start of tree work along a nine-mile stretch of State Highway 70 north of Marysville.
The new schedule calls for crews to begin work Monday, March 1. Over the next two months, tree crews will be working at various times and locations from approximately 0.2 miles north of Laurellen Road to the South Honcut Creek Bridge at the Yuba-Butte County Line.
Motorists may expect intermittent lane restrictions and should allow for additional travel time when driving through the corridor.
The contractor, Professional Tree Care Co. of Berkeley, is expected to work mostly during the daytime hours with some occasional night work possible. The contractor will work to keep traffic interference at a minimum.
The tree work will take place within the state right of way. Roadside message boards will provide updates to motorists. The work is in advance of construction on a major safety improvement project on Highway 70 scheduled to start later this fall.
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.