District 2 - Redding

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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 LassenModocPlumasShastaSiskiyouTehama, and Trinity Counties. District 2 also services portions of Butte and Sierra Counties.


Controled traffic near Reading Ca 2018, due to fires


Construction work continues on this stretch of highway 299, with one-way traffic control operations in place.

  1. The emergency contractor and subcontractors are working on State Route 299 Monday through Saturday from 6:30 A.M. to 7:00 P.M. at spot locations. Traffic control operations are in place at various locations, requiring vehicles to stop, slow down, and follow a pilot car.
  2. Crews are now focusing on tree removal, drainage system inspections, and erosion control.
  3. With some exceptions, crews are off on Sundays but the need to slow down and drive carefully still applies.
  4. The traveling public can see regulatory, advisory and construction signs indicating speed limits. Please follow them.

I-5 Dunsmuir to Mt Shasta


Dunsmuir Grade Project

Phase 1: Mt. Shasta to Dunsmuir Scales

The Dunsmuir Grade Project will repave with concrete a stretch of Interstate 5 beginning north of Mott Rd and ending just north of Lassen Lane, for approximately 5 miles. This is a complex project and one that requires diverting traffic.

Anticipated Delays: We anticipate delays up to 30 minutes during regular hours and delays of at least 1 hour during peak hours (7AM - 9AM and PM – 6PM). We have noticed a larger number of vehicles on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays. Please note, conditions can change any time due to a number of factors and/or unforeseen incidents.



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 (Work in progress)

The Shasta Viaduct Project will replace a bridge that has ended its usable life. Caltrans and its contractor resumed work on July 2018, after stopping all operations at the site on January 5, 2018, to conduct a design review. They are currently working full force to complete this project; it is possible for construction to extend to 2019.



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 1, 2018.

One way traffic control with flaggers. 30-minute delays anticipated. Current traffic schedules as follows:

Monday Tuesday - Thursday Friday

8 am -12 pm - CLOSED
12 Noon - 1 pm - OPEN
1 pm - 5 pm - CLOSED
5 pm - 8 pm - OPEN

6 am - 8 am OPEN
8 am -12 pm - CLOSED
12 Noon - 1 pm - OPEN
1 pm - 5 pm - CLOSED
5 pm - 8 pm - OPEN

6 am - 8 am - OPEN
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.



Stillwater Project

The Stillwater Interchange on SR 44 east of Redding is now OPEN. There are NO LEFT TURNS allowed in the area. However, work continues through November and includes erosion control, surfacing and overlay, and bridge architectural finish work. A ribbon cutting ceremony is scheduled for Friday, October 26, 2018 at 10 A.M.

State Route 70


Spring Garden Bridge

One-way traffic control with a traffic signal at the Spring Garden Bridge located on SR 70, 5 miles east of Quincy in Plumas County. Construction is currently underway with anticipated delays up to 15 minutes. This project is in its second season and is expected to be near completion by late November 2018, with a short third season in the Spring of 2019 and completion by early summer 2019.

Belden Rest Area


Belden Rest Area

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 on 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. 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.



Grass Lake Rest Area

The Grass Lake Rest Area between Weed, CA and Klamath Falls, Oregon is CLOSED this time due to water system replacement work. Date of reopening: September 30, 2018. Will update if the rest area opens at an earlier date.

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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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