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.

ROAD CONDITIONS - January 2019


SR299, Trinity County:  ROAD CLOSURE on SR299 between the towns of Helena and Big Bar in Trinity County, after a slide/boulder falling incident on Wednesday, January 9, 2019 around 6 AM. Expect delays. We'll update.

The majority of highway and bridge projects in construction are currently under WINTER SUSPENSION and will resume work in the Spring of 2019.

The projects below are major capital projects. Crews may be working throughout the winter, weather permitting. This may cause occasional one-way traffic control operations with delays from 15 to 30 minutes:


Construction work continues on highway 299 between Redding and Weaverville, but operations are mostly off the highway.

  • Traffic control operations are minimal or non-existent.
  • Crews are now focusing on culvert and drainage systems.
  • The traveling public may see regulatory, advisory and construction signs. Please follow the speed limits.

    Dunsmuir Grade Project

  • The project is getting ready to resume construction, Phase 2 (Dunsmuir) in the Spring of 2019. There is currently no activity on Interstate 5 for this project.

    Belden Rest Area

  • 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. 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. Caltrans has installed temporary restrooms located in the parking lot across the Belden Bridge.


  • US 97 Grass Lake Rest Area - Siskiyou County

  • SR 299 Hillcrest Rest Area - Shasta County

  • SR 44 Shingletown Rest Area - Shasta County

  • SR 70 Massack Rest Area - Plumas County

  • SR 70 L.T. Davis Rest Area - Plumas County

  • SR 36 Lake Almanor Rest ARea - Plumas County

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    Phone: 530-225-3426
    Fax: (530) 229-0502

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    California Department of Transportation
    District 2
    1657 Riverside Drive
    Redding, CA 96001

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