Access to Shaffer Mountain Road restricted during power line project

Public access to the Shaffer Mountain Road near Litchfield in Lassen County will be temporarily restricted later this month, as the Lassen Municipal Utility District completes a project to underground a power line serving the communication site on the mountaintop, according to a statement from the Bureau of Land Management.

Travel from the junction with Highway 395 to the peak of the mountain will be blocked during daylight hours from Monday, Nov. 14 through Friday, Nov. 18.

Crews will be removing an overhead power line and replacing it with a buried line along the road shoulder.  The power line serves communication facilities such as cell towers and repeaters.

For more information, call the BLM Eagle Lake Field Office at (530) 257-0456.