For Immediate Release
GLENN and COLUSA COUNTIES — 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 July 31, 2021.
The Maxwell Rest Areas have been closed over the past year for construction and were expected to reopen on Monday, May 31. A time extension is required due to utility installation delays.
Caltrans is also reminding motorists 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 Willows 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.