District 2 - Redding

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family getting out due to dangerous fire conditions
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For the latest updates from CalFire, please go to: http://www.fire.ca.gov/current_incidents/incidentdetails/Index/2277

For the latest updates from the Butte County’s Sheriff Office please go to: http://www.fire.ca.gov/current_incidents/incidentdetails/Index/2277

For updates on road conditions related to the #CampFire in Butte County, please contact Deanna Shoopman at (530) 632-0080 or Deanna.Shoopman@dot.ca.gov

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.

ROAD CONDITIONS - November 2018


Caltrans District 2 has closed parts of State Routes 32 and 70 due to #CampFire. Caltrans Crews are closely monitoring Plumas and Butte Counties to assist CalFire and other agencies.

  1. Due to the #CampFire, the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) has closed State Route 70 in Butte and Plumas County, from the Highway 149 junction in Butte County to the junction of SR-89/Greenville Wye in Plumas County. SR32 is closed at the SR36 junction in Tehama County and at Yosemite Dr. in Chico in Butte County.
  2. According to CalFire, the incident started at 6:33 a.m. on Thursday, November 8, 2018 and by 9:23 A.M.
  3. For updates on road conditions due to the #CampFire please contact District 3 at (530) 741-4572. For road conditions in Plumas County please call (530) 225-3426

Controled traffic near Reading Ca 2018, due to fires


Construction work continues on highway 299 between Redding and Weaverville, 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 part of southbound I-5 that was closed a few months ago is now open. CHP guided traffic through this section on Thursday morning (11/08/18.) Sometime this weekend, most likely from Friday, November 9, through Monday, November 12 (Veterans Day,) Caltrans contractor J.F. Shea will begin removing the temporary railing (k-rail) from the northbound lanes which was separating northbound and southbound traffic and will restore the original striping pattern, with traffic limited to one lane in each direction. 

We anticipate delays up to 30 minutes during peak commute times over the holiday weekend. 

The Scales are open.  The SB 89 on- and off-ramp are also open and the SB lanes from Ream Ave OC to the scales.  We will have daily lane closures between Ream and the Scales so only one lane will be open during the day. 



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). Beginning on November 1, 2018 and through the Spring of 2019, the road is open to the traveling public with one way traffic control operations and anticipated 30-minute delays. Here is the Holiday schedule, from the HWY 36 Realignment Team:
"We will be flagging up to Wednesday November 21st until 12pm next week. We then will open the road to traffic after 12pm for holiday travel. The road will remain open for the Thanksgiving holiday until Monday November 26th at 6am. We will begin 30 min delay flagging at 6am on Monday morning.  As for the Christmas/New Year’s holiday we will open the road on Friday December 21st at 3pm and the road will remain open until Wednesday January 2nd at 6am when 30 in delay flagging will occur again. Attached is the new updated general flyer for the project outlining the 30 min delay closures to continue."



Stillwater Project

The Stillwater Interchange on SR 44 east of Redding is now OPEN. NO LEFT TURN sign in place. Please follow it. Work continues through November and includes erosion control, surfacing and overlay, and bridge architectural finish work. A ribbon cutting ceremony was held on Friday, October 26, 2018. Construction speed limits continue at 55 mph during construction zones.

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 was 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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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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