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.
Current Road Conditions
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Long Term Closures - April 2018
The Belden Rest Area is closed long term (as of March 26, 2018.) 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
Full Closure on April 30, 2018***
INTERSTATE 5 Collier Rest Area – Water Treatment Facility
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.
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 currently underway.
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 west of Red Bluff.
FULL HIGHWAY CLOSURE
Realignment project between post mile 36.05 and 40.44 in Humboldt County (west of Dinsmore). Full road closures are in effect as of April 1st and will continue until project ends or in November 1st. Motorists can expect the following full highway closures: Monday-Thursday between 8 am -12 pm and from 1 pm -5 pm. Friday closures are from 8 am -12 pm and from 1 pm-3 pm.
STATE ROUTE 36
East Red Bluff Pavement Project
Construction work begins on April 2nd, in the eastern half of the project, 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.
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
Happy Camp | 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.
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; work is heavily dependent on weather.
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