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Solar Eclipse - Interstate 5 Road Alert!
North-Central California, August 21, 2017

August 21, 2017 — Total Solar Eclipse — Redding

Total Solar Eclipse - Redding, CA

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This weekend – August 18 to August 20

Motorists traveling to Oregon via I-5 this weekend may experience slow traffic and/or heavy traffic north of Redding. Construction projects by Caltrans District 2 are not operating this weekend but some lane closures still are in place. We kindly ask the public to be safe and focus on driving.

Monday, August 21 and Tuesday August 22

Motorists are advised to expect heavy traffic and delays on southbound Interstate 5 on Monday and Tuesday. The public is asked to watch for slow traffic and be prepared to stop at any time as a couple of long term construction projects may be conducting operations, in addition to excess in numbers of vehicles on I-5. Caltrans recommends to be prepared with water and snacks, avoid being distracted while driving, and be safe.

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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.

District 2 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.

D2 Road Closures and Traffic Control
August 18-20, 2017

NOTE: The information below is for District 2 planned lane closures only. For current Statewide real-time traffic information including chain controls, check Caltrans Quickmap. You may also call (530) 225-3452 for road updates, or follow us on Twitter: ‎@CaltransD2.

INTERSTATE 5 - Antlers Bridge

Highway construction and bridge work continue north and south of the Antlers Bridge in Shasta County. Expect minimal delays, from 6:00 a.m. to 2:30 pm for some projects and until 5 p.m. in other areas of the projects, Monday through Friday. Expect minimal delays except for peak traffic hours on Thursday and Friday afternoon/evening, and weekends.

INTERSTATE 5 - Between Mt. Shasta and Weed

Alternating lane closures. Expect minor delays and intermittent ramp closures. Construction operations on and off for about 12 miles, between Mt. Shasta and Weed. Next week, the Abrams Lake Rd. and the North Mount Shasta Blvd. ramps will intermittently be closed. Exact dates to be determined. Will update.

INTERSTATE 5 - 15 miles north of Redding

The Sidehill Viaduct project continues progressing on I-5, realigning the road at a bridge location. One lane closure northbound; expect minimal delays except for Thursdays and Fridays afternoon/evening due to peak traffic hours.

STATE ROUTE 36 east - Tehama County

Between Paynes Creek and the town of Mineral, 24-hour traffic control operations with up to 30 to 40 minutes traffic delays, 24-hours per day, 7 days per week. Vehicles are traveling on an unpaved surface following a pilot car.

STATE ROUTE 36 west Humboldt County

This is a realignment project between post mile 36.05 and 40.44 in Humboldt County (west of Dinsmore).

Full highway closures: Monday through Thursday, the highway will be closed to pubic traffic between 8 am and 12 pm, and again between 1pm and 5pm.  On Fridays, full closures will take place between 8 am and 12pm and between 1 pm and 3 pm. 

During daytime closures, traffic will be allowed through between 12 pm and 1 pm, Monday through Friday. Full highway closures are anticipated until November 1st.

Outside of full closures times, motorists can expect one-way traffic control with up to 30 minute delays, including weekends.

State Route 36 west of Forest Glen

One-way Traffic Control at 0.4 mi west of South Fork Mountain Rd, between Forest Glen and Mad River, due to emergency work, it is anticipated to end at 3:01pm Aug 25, 2017.


SPRING GARDEN BRIDGE: Traffic signal on State Route 70 at the Spring Garden Bridge, 5 miles east of Quincy. This is due to bridge rehabilitation; work will continue through November. Expect 10-minute delays.

EAST OF TWAIN: Temporary traffic signal for one-way traffic control installed on State Route 70 just east of Twain. The signal is in place while storm damage repair to the retaining wall is completed. The work will continue through November.

STATE ROUTE 89 Greenville

SR 89 in Greenville is open to traffic, with intermittent 5 minute delays once in a while due to construction operations. For the most part, the crews are working on the shoulders and on either side of the road.

Emergency work on State Route 96, daily, from post mile 70.9 on. One way traffic control from 6 am to 5 pm.

Chip seal operation on State Route 139 near Eagle Lake in Lassen County.  One-Way Traffic Control with up to 15 minute delays are expected through late August.

STATE ROUTE 147 Hamilton Bridge
The road between Hamilton Branch and Clear Creek is closed due to bridge replacement work. The bridge is located on State Route 147, 1.5 miles east of County Road A13. Detours are clearly marked via County Road A13 and SR 36.

STATE ROUTE 299 at Big French Creek

LATEST UPDATE: Traffic signal at night. Still one way traffic control during the night but minimal delays and no flaggers.

Monday to Friday - Single-time openings every 1/2 hour from 6:00 am to 6:00 pm every day. One-way traffic control with minimum delays and overnight from 6:00 pm to 6:00 am with up to 1 hour delays.

Weekends - Open all day from Saturday at 6:00 a.m. through Monday at 6:00 a.m. One-way traffic control, with up to 15-minute delays. All detour openings are subject to change at any time due to weather conditions or for safety reasons.

STATE ROUTE 299 at Buckhorn Grade
Erosion Control Management work underway between Shasta/Trinity line and Crystal Creek Road. One-way traffic control with 30-40 minute delays, Monday through Friday, 6 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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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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