REDDING – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans District 2), in conjunction with Hat Creek Construction and Materials, Inc., have begun work on the Chilcoot Pavement Rehabilitation in Lassen and Plumas Counties. The $17.4 million project, funded in part by Senate Bill 1, will rehabilitate 9.5 miles of State Route 70 in and around Chilcoot, from just west of Summit School Drive to just east of the junction with U.S. 395.
The first four to six weeks of the project will consist of drainage work, followed by pavement recycling and overlay. The project will also include shoulder restoration, reconstruction of metal beam guardrail, and striping.
Motorists should anticipate one-way traffic control in the area, Monday-Friday between the hours of 6:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Beginning in July, 24/7 one-way traffic control will be in effect on the project. 15 minute delays are expected throughout the project, which is anticipated to wrap up by November of this year. Motorists are reminded to slow down and drive carefully when in and around construction zones.
Through Senate Bill 1, Caltrans has committed to repair or replace 17,000 miles of pavement, 7,700 traffic signals, signs, and sensors, 55,000 culverts and drains, and 500 bridges by 2027.