Hwy 70 Closed In Plumas County Due To Slide

Dec 21, 2015

Caltrans is reporting that State Route 70 is closed in Plumas County between Big Bend Road and the Greenville Wye due to a rock and mudslide near Rich Bar around 2 a.m. Monday. A geological assessment of the integrity of the canyon wall has been ordered. It may be two or three days before the highway can be reopened. No detours are available.

Additionally, chain controls are in place along Highway 36 in the Sierra in various places between Mineral and Susanville

Highway 3 is closed from 20 miles north of Trinity Center to 3 miles south of Callahan in Siskiyou County.

Delays Expected On State Route 299 This Week

Dec 17, 2015

Drivers using State Route 299 East of Weaverville should allow some extra travel time for the rest of the work week. Caltrans says impending storms have prompted emergency work aimed at reducing the risk of a landslide. Drivers can expect one-way traffic controls and 20 to 25 minute delays in the Buckhorn Grade area, about halfway between Whiskeytown Lake and Weaverville. Work continues from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. through Friday. 

Delays On Highway 44

Sep 7, 2015

Drivers using Highway 44 through the eastern part of Shasta County can expect some delays starting Tuesday as Caltrans start paving work near Old Station.

Contractors will be applying a type of surface derived from bauxite. The material partly repels water and is designed to reduce hydroplaning and skidding in bad weather. The material, Called High Friction Surface Treatment,  provides better vehicle traction than ordinary pavement.

Drivers can expect 10- to 15-minute delays between 6 a.m. and 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and until 3 p.m. on Fridays.

Drivers using State Highway 44 in the vicinity of Shingletown can expect delays starting Monday and continuing through mid-August as Caltrans repaves the roadway.

Motorists can expect one-way traffic controls and delays of up to 15 minutes between Bear Creek Bridge and Sandhouse Road. Work will be conducted Monday through Thursday from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. and on Fridays until 3 p.m.

There will be a public meeting Wednesday night to discuss projects that begin this summer on State Route 299 between Redding and Arcata as well as in downtown Weaverville. 

The meeting will be held between 5 and 7 p.m. at the Trinity County Library in Weaverville, and Caltrans representatives will be there to answer questions. 

Those who can’t be there are invited to email the Caltrans Public Information Office. More information on these projects and more is at