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.


EMERGENCY CLOSURE: (UPDATE 12/1 5:00 p.m.) State Route 299w is open to one-way controlled traffic at Big French Creek near Del Loma follow a rock slide. Delays are 15 minutes.

Major Projects

  • STATE ROUTE 299/CAPSTONE PROJECT: Hydro-seeding is taking place on SR 299 over the Buckhorn Summit. One-way traffic control will be in effect from 7:00 a.m-5:00 p.m. Monday-Saturday. Traffic CANNOT move through the area when hydro-seedding is taking place. Expected delays between 20-30 mins.

  • 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.

  • INTERSTATE 5-SOUTH WEED PROJECT: Traffic has been reduced to one lane in each direction on Interstate 5 between Mt. Shasta and Central Weed as crews replace the existing asphalt, reconstruct guardrail and place overhead signs. Expect delays between 35-40 minutes. This project is expected to be completed in Fall 2017.

  • STATE ROUTE 89/GREENVILLE WYE OVERLAY: Crews are performing highway maintenance near Crescent Mills from STATE ROUTE 70 to 0.7 mile south 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.

  • 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.

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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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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