District 2 - Redding

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Welcome to our District

Whiskey Creek Public Scoping Meeting

Caltrans has 12 districts. We are District 2, with main offices in Redding, California. At 27,307 square miles, we're the second largest district (area) in the state. Our District includes the counties of LassenModocPlumasShastaSiskiyouTehama, and Trinity Counties. District 2 also services portions of Butte and Sierra Counties.

Current Road Conditions

If you are traveling throughout California and need traffic information including chain controls, check Caltrans Quickmap. If you are traveling throughout District 2 in Northern California, you may

Long Term Closures - May 2018

Belden Rest Area SR 70

The Belden Rest Area is closed long term.
Caltrans has provided for temporary restrooms located in the parking lot across the Belden Bridge.

The Belden Rest Area, a PG&E facility near the Yellow Creek Bridge on State Route 70 in Plumas County is closed as of March 26, 2018. Caltrans and its contractor Stewart Engineering are working on a project that will replace the Yellow Creek Bridge. Built in 1934, the bridge has exhausted its usable life. The new bridge will meet current design and seismic retrofitting standards.

The PG&E Belden Rest Area will serve as a construction staging area for the $10 million safety project, and its closure is anticipated for approximately one year and a half. A traffic signal stands near the rest area and 10-minute delays are anticipated throughout the duration of the project, estimated to be completed in December 2019. PLEASE NOTE: Caltrans has installed temporary restroom facilitates in the area.

Collier Rest Area


STATE ROUTE 97 Grass Lake

The Randolph Collier Rest Area by Interstate 5, north of Yreka in Siskiyou County will be CLOSED from April 30th thru August 2018 due to the replacement of its water treatment system.

The Grass Lake Rest Area by State Route 97 is CLOSED as well, due to water system replacement work. Date of reopening is to be determined.




Klamath River Bridge


Work on the bridge project north of Yreka continues progressing. It includes widening, bridge rail upgrade, and undercrossing. Northbound and southbound traffic on Interstate 5 currently is under a 55 mph speed reduction with single lane closures in effect for both directions. Construction operations currently underway, please slow down and pay attention to the cone zone and signs indicated reduce speed rules in place. Safety is a shared responsibility.

sidehill project


Shasta Viaduct


The Shasta Viaduct Project, currently under temporary suspension, will replace a bridge that has ended its usable life. This structure is unique. By the end of 2017, a 1 ½ inch lateral deflection (movement) at the crown of the arches was observed during construction. On January 5, 2018 Caltrans stopped all operations at the site to conduct a design review. Currently, Caltrans does not have a set date to resume work. It may take several weeks until a new direction is decided and full construction operations resume. We’ll update when construction resumes.


STATE ROUTE 36 - Federal Highway Realignment west of Red Bluff.


Realignment project between post mile 36.05 and 40.44 in Humboldt County (west of Dinsmore). Full road closures in effect until the project is complete by November 1st.
As of May 21, 2018, traffic schedules are the following:


8 am -12 pm - CLOSED
12 Noon - 1 pm - OPEN
1 pm - 5 pm - CLOSED
5 pm - 8 pm - One way traffic control with flaggers. 30-minute delays anticipated.

Tuesday - Thursday
6 am - 8 am One way traffic control with flaggers. 30-minute delays anticipated.
8 am -12 pm - CLOSED
12 Noon - 1 pm - OPEN
1 pm - 5 pm - CLOSED
5 pm - 8 pm - One way traffic control with flaggers. 30-minute delays anticipated.

6 am - 8 am - One way traffic control with flaggers. 30-minute delays anticipated.
8 am -12 pm - CLOSED
12 Noon - 1 pm - OPEN
1 pm - 3 pm - CLOSED

From Friday at 3:01 pm through the weekend the road is open. Work will resume on Monday at 8 am with full closure. Motorists can expect delays before and after closures.

East Red Bluff


East Red Bluff Pavement Project

Construction underway with sidewalk, driveway, and ADA curb ramp work. The East Red Bluff project begins on SR36/Antelope Blvd. near Sale Lane, continues east towards the SR36/SR99 junction, and finishes on SR36E approximately 2.0 miles east of the junction.The majority of work is scheduled during night time, from 6 PM thru 6 AM. During portions of the project traffic delays from 15 to 20 minutes are anticipated.




Stillwater Improvements Project

Beginning on Sunday, May 13, 2018 at approximately 9 PM, Stillwater Road will be CLOSED for approximately 3 months. Please note: Gilbert Drive at SR 44 will be the access point for South Stillwater Road residents. Right in/out will only be allowed at Gilbert Road. Detours will be clearly marked and visible for all traffic. The closure will continue through approximately August 13, 2018. After that date, traffic operations will remain in place until the project is complete.

State Route 70


East of Twain - WORK IN PROGRESS - Temporary traffic signal for one-way traffic control. The signal is in place while storm damage repair to the retaining wall is completed. This project is ongoing.

Spring Garden Bridge - The bridge is located approximately 5 miles East of Quincy, from Post Mile 50 to 51. One way traffic control with a traffic signal. Expect delays up to 15 minutes. This project is expected to be completed by late November 2018.


State Route 96



The road is open, all lanes. Motorists may encounter Caltrans employees doing work at various locations along State Route 96, and there may be traffic control operations with minimal delays at certain points. Caltrans is working on a long stretch of SR 96, repairing the road from winter storm damage.


State Route 147


Hamilton Branch Bridge | WORK IN PROGRESS

The Hamilton Branch Bridge is located on SR 147, and the roadway between Hamilton Branch and Clear Creek has been reopened, with one-way traffic control at times. Caltrans and its contractor continue working on replacing this bridge. This job is expected to be completed by July 2018.




Construction work is going well at the Johnson Park Project on SR299 east of Burney. Anticipated delays are up to 15 minutes. Some people may experience a little more while others have said they went through it sooner than expected.

Latest schedule: Sunday through Thursday Morning: 5:00 pm to 7:00 am; Thursday through Friday at noon: 5:00 pm to 12:00 pm.

Travel Conditions


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Contact Information

General Information:

Phone: 530-225-3426
Fax: (530) 229-0502

Physical Address:

California Department of Transportation
District 2
1657 Riverside Drive
Redding, CA 96001

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