Closure of Interstate 5 Maxwell Rest Areas Extended to June


Interstate 5

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



COLUSA COUNTY — Caltrans is alerting motorists that the long-term closure of the north- and southbound Interstate 5 Maxwell Safety Roadside Rest Areas (SRRA) in Colusa County has been extended to June 1, 2021.

The Maxwell Rest Areas have been closed over the past year for construction. Additional electrical work is needed before the facility reopens to the traveling public.

Caltrans also is reminding motorists that the neighboring north- and southbound Willows Rest Areas in Glenn County remain closed for construction through December 31, 2021.

These rest areas are located off Interstate 5 between the cities of Orland in Glenn County and Williams in Colusa County.

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  or download the QuickMap app from the App Store or Google Play.