Overnight Utility Work Set for State Route 162 in Oroville


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



BUTTE COUNTY — Caltrans is alerting motorists and residents about overnight utility work on a two-mile stretch of State Highway 162 in eastern Oroville over the next two months.

Pacific Gas & Electric Co. crews are scheduled to start work Sunday night, March 28 for tree and brush removal between Lower Wyandotte Road and the Gold Country Casino. PG&E will also be relocating natural gas and power lines in the area through May.

Motorists may expect intermittent lane restrictions from approximately 8 p.m. to 7 a.m. Sunday through Thursday. Residents may hear loud construction noises during those hours.

The utility work is in advance of construction on a major safety improvement project on Highway 162 scheduled to start later this year. The safety project includes constructing two-way left turn lanes, widening the shoulders and creating an area allowing vehicles that veer off the roadway to return safely onto the highway.

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.