LASSEN COUNTY — Caltrans will repave more than nine lane miles of State Route 299 from the Shasta/Lassen County line to west of Muck Valley Hydro Road in Lassen County, due to the funds from Senate Bill 1 (SB 1), the Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017.
"This section of SR-299 serves motorists traveling to and from the state of Oregon, and the transportation needs of people living in the surrounding rural communities, who depend on this roadway. This project is a perfect example of how SB 1 funds are providing a safer and smoother commute for all Californians, and Caltrans’ commitment to maintaining and improving our roadways in all communities both large and small."
SR-299, also known as Lassen State Highway, is the main road for the communities of Pittville, Nubieber, Bieber and Hot Springs. Many motorists use the state route to visit Ash Creek State Wildlife Area and other local campgrounds, and commercial truckers use the route to access Interstate 5 and U.S. Highway 395. The pavement project will provide motorists with optimal road conditions and a smooth commute.
"Without this SB1 funded project, the pavement would continue to erode and deteriorate to the point of becoming a safety hazard and result in costly maintenance repairs. This project will increase safety and reduce maintenance costs; it is a preventive measure that will bring long lasting value to the surrounding communities and Northern California."
The $2.2 million pavement project has been awarded to J.F. Shea Construction of Redding, California, who will focus on filling potholes and completing long-lasting repairs to restore the roadway and improve traffic safety. Work will begin the week of May 7, and take place Monday through Friday, from 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. One-way traffic control and a single lane closure will be in place throughout the duration of the project, with anticipated delays of approximately 15 minutes. Motorists are encouraged to plan ahead, use alternate routes, and Be Work Zone Alert.
Work schedule is subject to change due to traffic incidents, weather, availability of equipment and/or materials, and/or construction-related issues. More information and updates on projects can be found on the Caltrans District 2 Project Page or on Twitter via @CaltransD2 and on Facebook at caltransdistrict2redding.
SB 1 provides an ongoing funding increase of approximately $1.8 billion annually for the maintenance and rehabilitation of the state highway system. SB 1 funds will enable Caltrans to fix more than 17,000 lane miles of pavement, 500 bridges and 55,000 culverts by 2027.
Caltrans is committed to conducting its business in a fully transparent manner and detailing its progress to the public. For complete details on SB 1, visit http://www.rebuildingca.ca.gov/.