The California Department of Transportation and Hat Creek Construction and Materials, Inc. are preparing to begin work on the Slate Creek 3-Layer Project on Highway 139 in Lassen County. The $3.25 million project will replace asphalt concrete surfacing via dig outs and place an asphalt rubber chip seal and hot mix asphalt overlay approximately 37 miles north of Susanville, from 4.3 miles north of South Grasshopper Road to just south of Termo Grasshopper Road. The project will also include shoulder backing, upgrading of guardrail to meet current standards and striping.
Construction activities are currently planned to start on Sept. 9. Motorists will encounter one-way traffic control with up to 15-minute delays, Monday through Friday during daytime hours. Motorists are urged to slow down and drive carefully in and around construction areas, follow speed limit reductions in place, and allot extra time for delays. The project is currently anticipated to be completed by late October.