District 2 - Redding

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District 2 at a Glance

District 2 main offices are in Redding, California. At 27,307 square miles, we're the second largest district (area) in the state. We are a rural district, with a population of 13 people per square mile, compared with 225 statewide. We maintain 1750 center line miles, or more than 4,000 lane miles, of highways. Our valleys, foothills, and mountain ranges border Oregon to the North, Nevada to the East, District 3 - Marysville/Sacramento to the South, and District 1 - Eureka to the West. We have 19 Safety Roadside Rest Areas and 22 Maintenance Stations.

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    District 2 has over 850 employees in many locations spread throughout the district. We have four district divisions, and several regional divisions, which have employees who are shared between Districts 1, 2, and 3. The four district divisions are Administration, Maintenance & Traffic Operations, Planning & Local Assistance and Program/Project Management. Regional divisions include Construction, Environmental, Right of Way and Surveys.

    Statewide, Caltrans manages more than 50,000 miles of California's highway and freeway lanes, provides inter-city rail services, permits more than 400 public-use airports and special-use hospital heliports, and works with local agencies. Caltrans carries out its mission of improving mobility across California with six primary programs: Aeronautics, Highway Transportation, Mass Transportation, Transportation Planning, Administration and the Equipment Service Center. To read more about Caltrans at the statewide level, you can go to Caltrans headquarters About Caltrans page.

Road Conditions

District 2 Road Information Hotline: (530) 225-3452

Please call the Caltrans District 2 Road Information Hotline at (530) 225-3452 for current road and traffic conditions. The office is not staffed on nights and weekends, but the hotline will be updated as needed.

Check Caltrans QuickMap for current road closure and chain control information. You can also follow us on Twitter for after-hours updates at @CaltransD2.

Major Projects

  • INTERSTATE 5 - ANTLER'S BRIDGE: Traffic has been reduced to one lane in each direction on Interstate 5 in Lakehead in order to work on the approaches to the Antler's Bridge. Motorists may encounter longer than usual delays.

  • INTERSTATE 5 - SOUTH WEED PROJECT: Construction is taking place from just north of Mt. Shasta to Central Weed. During the first phase, traffic will be reduced to one lane in each direction from Truck Village to Central Weed. Ramp closures, with detours, will take place intermittently during this first phase. 30 minute delays are possible during peak travel times. The entire project is expected to be completed by October 2017.

  • STATE ROUTE 299/BUCKHORN GRADE: 24/7 traffic control operations in effect between Redding and Weaverville. Expect delays up to 45 mins. The Capstone project is expected to be completed Winter 2016.

  • JUNCTION OF STATE ROUTE 3 AND 299 - DOWTOWN WEAVERVILLE: Paving is expected to begin following the Labor Day weekend, September 6, 2016. Paving will take place in the overnight hours and is expected to last about one-and-a-half weeks.

  • STATE ROUTE 299 EAST/PIT ONE - SHOULDER WIDENING: Crews are working to widen the shoulders at the narrow pass on Pit One Summit. 24 hour traffic control is in place. Expect 10-15 minute delays.

  • U.S. ROUTE 395 - MILFORD PHASE 2: In Lassen County near Milford from 3.0 miles south of Milford Grade Rd. to 2 miles south of Lakecrest Rd. Crews are grinding out and replacing the road surface. One-way traffic control will be in effect from 4:30 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. Motorists could experience between 30-45 minute delays. This project is expected to be completed by September 8, 2016.

  • STATE ROUTE 89/GREENVILLE WYE OVERLAY: Crews are performing highway maintenance near Crescent Mills from STATE ROUTE 70 to 0.7 mile sough of Dixie Canyon Rd. This project will include repairing existing roadway and upgrading guardrail. One-way traffic control, with a pilot car and flaggers will be in effect. Motorists should expect up to 20 minute delays. This project should be completed by September 30, 2016.

  • STATE ROUTE 70/SPRING GARDEN OVERLAY: Crews will be performing highway maintenance near Quincy from 0.1 mile west of Clough St. to 0.3 mile west of Quincy-La Porte Rd. This project includes repairing the existing roadway and upgrading guardrail. One-way traffic control, with a pilot car and flaggers, will be in effect. Motorists should expect up to 20 minute delays. This project should be completed by September 30, 2016.

  • STATE ROUTE 70/GREENVILLE REHABILITATION OVERLAY: One-way traffic control with a pilot car and flaggers will be in effect while crews work to install new sidewalks, street lighting, ADA ramps and drainage on State Route 70 from 0.1 mile north of South Greenville Overhead to Hillside Dr. Motorists can expect up to 15 minute delays. This project is expected to get underway on September 6, 2016 and be completed by November 1, 2017.

Corning Safety Roadside Rest Area Long Term Closures

Both the north and southbound Safety Roadside Rest Areas near Corning are closed during construction. The Rest Areas will be completely remodeled over two construction seasons. The next SRRA in the southbound direction is located just outside Artois in Willows. In the northbound direction the closest SRRA is 4.4 miles north of Red Bluff.

Travel Conditions


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You can also call 1-800-427-7623 for current highway conditions.

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