FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Butte County – Caltrans is alerting motorists about an upcoming five-day closure of South Arbol Avenue at State Highway 162 in Oroville for roadwork.
Crews are scheduled to start the closure at approximately 7 a.m. Wednesday, September 7 and reopen the roadway by 3 p.m. Wednesday, September 14. Motorists should use alternate routes during the temporary closure.
The around-the-clock closure will allow crews to rehabilitate the pavement on a segment of South Arbol Avenue at Highway 162.
The work is part of a $22 million project, which aims to improve safety by widening shoulders, enhancing drainage systems, constructing a two-way left turn lane and creating a roadside recovery area in the event an errant driver departs from the roadway.
DeSilva Gates Construction of Dublin, Alameda County, is the contractor for the project, which is expected to finish in 2023. Weather, availability of supplies or other unexpected events may prolong construction activities.
Caltrans reminds motorists to “Be Work Zone Alert” and slow in construction zones for the safety of travelers and crews performing these improvements. 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.