Drivers heading west of Weaverville on State Highway 299 should expect 15 minute delays. One way traffic controls are in place at Big French Creek near Del Loma in Trinity County due a landslide last week.

Alternative routes are available, including Highways 3 and 36.

Caltrans has established a road construction hotline for those needing the latest information. It is (530) 225-3452. Other information is available on the Caltrans District 2 website, and through Twitter after hours @CaltransD2. 

Drivers using State Route 299 between Redding and Round Mountain can expect 10- to 15-minute delays today and for the rest of the week.

One-way traffic controls will be in place all week near Ingot, about halfway between Redding and Burney. The $2.3 million work will straighten a dangerous curve, widen shoulders and install stronger guard rails. Work on this phase is expected to wrap up Friday afternoon.

Advocates of a proposed rail link between the Sacramento Valley and Eureka received state financial support for a study.

Caltrans announced $276,000 in grants were awarded to Trinity County on Friday to study the possible project.

The idea is being considered primarily to move freight, not people, though possible passenger service will also be evaluated.


With construction less than a month away, Caltrans is hosting an open house Thursday, sharing information about major construction work scheduled for parts of State Highway 32 in Chico.

At the meeting, Caltrans will present details on a $4 million plan to build continuous Americans With Disabilities Act-compliant sidewalks from Highway 99 to Poplar Street.


While the cost of everything else rises, California’s 28-cent tax on gas has remained unchanged. While that may cause some motorists in the know to rejoice, it’s also a problem with a growing impact.

Construction Planned On 99 Throughout Chico

Apr 19, 2016

Heavy overnight construction will echo through Chico this week as Caltrans conducts an ambitious re-paving project along eight miles of State Highway 99.

North and Southbound lane restrictions will be in place from 7:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. between the Skyway and Garner Lane. Work is expected to conclude early Saturday morning. More work is scheduled for late May.

Local residents can expect intermittent noise. Drivers should anticipate uneven surfaces and bumpy pavement while work is underway this week.


Drivers can expect major delays on State Highway 299 over the Buckhorn Summit west of Whiskeytown Lake as construction work continues. Caltrans announced 24-hour, one-way traffic control and intermittent full closure as workers remove debris following recent blasting work. A large amount of rock tumbled onto the roadway after planned explosions. 

Drivers should anticipate up to two-hour delays, possibly through Friday.  


For residents and drivers in the Trinities coping with the Highway 3 washout, there’s some good news and some bad news.

The good news is a detour around the washout has been opened, via Trinity Mountain and East Side Roads.

The bad news: The detour is only open during highly restricted daytime hours and overnight, and only to four-wheel drive vehicles.

Work on reopening State Route 3 may begin as soon as Friday in Trinity County where a 50-foot segment was washed away in a slide during last weekend’s heavy rain. An additional 500 feet of roadway was undermined and will need major repairs.

Caltrans is aiming to reopen the road the week before Memorial Day.

The slide is in the vicinity of Slate Creek.

Currently, no detour around the slide exists.

Blasting Operations To Begin On Buckhorn Summit

Mar 7, 2016

As work continues on State Route 299 near Buckhorn summit, Caltrans will begin blasting operations next week to remove portions of rock.

These blasts will produce loud explosions and delays of 30 minutes or more. Caltrans has also announced that drivers will be asked to power down electronic devices when travelling in the area.

Buckhorn Summit is just on the Shasta side of the Shasta-Trinity county line.

There will be no detour available.