Caltrans begins A-13 at Highway 36 project next week

Caltrans will begin construction operations on the A-13 at Highway 36 Safety Project, near Chester from just west of Bailey Creek Bridge to just east of County Road A-13 in Plumas County.

The safety project includes the construction of a traffic circle (roundabout). Constructing the roundabout includes removing the existing asphalt, performing earthwork cuts, placing asphalt concrete structural sections in the circulatory roadway and approach legs and adding concrete curbing for the roundabout and approach legs.

In addition, the safety project will relocate one utility pole, add striping and new landscaping, add luminaries on the approach legs and install new signage.

Here’s a map of the project.

Beginning Monday, May 13,, motorists will encounter one-way traffic control with up to 20 minute delays, Mondays through Fridays during daytime hours. Some night work may occur during the construction phase to expedite project completion. Allot extra time for delays and slow down and drive carefully in and around the project area.

The construction project includes 85 working days and is expected to be completed by the end of September, pending weather and operations.

Knife River Construction, North Region Construction and Caltrans District 2 thank the traveling public and local communities for their patience during the construction of the project. Construction projects are subject to changes without prior notice. Caltrans and its contractors do our best to keep the public informed.

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