District 2 - Redding
Welcome to our District
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 Lassen, Modoc, Plumas, Shasta, Siskiyou, Tehama, and Trinity Counties. District 2 also services portions of Butte and Sierra Counties.
For more information contact the Public Information Office at (530) 225-3426.
Current Road Conditions
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Long Term Closures - Latest Update: March 2018
Belden Rest Area to Be Closed Long Term on March 19, 2018
Closure necessary for the replacement of the Yellow Creek Bridge
The Belden Rest Area, a PG&E facility near the Yellow Creek Bridge on State Route 70 in Plumas County, will be closed beginning on Monday, March 19, 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 will be installed near the rest area and 10-minute delays are anticipated throughout the duration of the project, estimated to be completed in December 2019.
Klamath River Bridge
WORK IN PROGRESS
A project north of Yreka is in progress. 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 will continue throughout the winter.
Collier Rest Area – Water Treatment Facility
Among other construction improvements, a water treatment facility is being installed in the Randolph Collier Rest Area by Interstate 5, north of Yreka, in Siskiyou County. The rest area has remained open to the traveling public throughout the winter while construction operations continue. Minimum traffic impactson Interstate 5 have been reported.
UNDER TEMPORARY CONSTRUCTION SUSPENSION
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 Construction
West of Red Bluff. Realignment project between post mile 36.05 and 40.44 in Humboldt County (west of Dinsmore). Full highway closures have been suspended until April 1, 2018. Instead, one lane closures. Motorists can expect up to 30 minute delays under one-way traffic control/traffic signal, Monday - Sunday.
STATE ROUTE 70
East of Twain - WORK IN PROGRESS
Spring Garden Bridge - WINTER SUSPENSION
East of Twain - 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 - From Post Mile 50 to 51 and located approximately 5 miles East of Quincy. This project is in winter suspension and that means that there are no traffic restrictions and no work going on until the 2018 construction season which usually starts during the spring.
STATE ROUTE 96
WORK IN PROGRESS
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. Construction operations will continue throughout the winter unless extreme winter weather prevents Caltrans and its contractors to perform corresponding jobs.
STATE ROUTE 147
Hamilton Branch Bridge
WORK IN PROGRESS
The road between Hamilton Branch and Clear Creek has been reopened. The Hamilton Branch Bridge is located on SR 147. Caltrans and its contractor continue working on replacing this bridge; work is heavily dependent on weather.
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