Caltrans gears up for Highway 395 paving project in Lassen County

Road in need of repair in Secret Valley. Photos submitted

Cal Trans announced today it will begin work on July 17 on a paving project on Highway 395 in Lassen County. The $2.8 million project is fully funded by Senate Bill 1, the Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017.

“This project will provide much needed pavement rehabilitation on portions of (Highway) 395, which serves as one of three major north/south highway routes between northern California and Oregon,” said Dave Moore, Caltrans District 2 Director. “Full funding from Senate Bill 1 allows these pavement repairs to be made more quickly and provide new pavement in the area for years to come.”

Crews will be repaving (Highway) 395 approximately 16 miles south of Ravendale, from just north of Karlo Road to 1.5 miles south of Ramhorn Road. Once work begins, motorists should plan for one-way traffic control with up to 15-minute delays, Monday through Friday during daytime hours. Shoulder, striping and guardrail work will also be included on the project. The Secret Valley Safety Roadside Rest Area will also have intermittent short-term periods of limited access during the project.

Motorists are reminded that the law requires them to slow down, obey temporary speed limit reductions and drive carefully in and around construction areas. The project is anticipated to be completed by the end of August. Hat Creek Construction & Materials, Inc. is the lead contractor on the project.

Construction projects are subject to changes without prior notice. To stay up to date on highway projects, follow Cal Trans on Facebook and Twitter. Project information can also be found on the District 2 webpage. The public can also call (530) 225-3426 during working hours or send an email to D2PIO@dot.ca.gov. Updated highway conditions for California can be found on QuickMap and on One-Stop-Shop for the Western U.S.

SB 1 provides $5 billion in transportation funding annually shared equally between the state and local agencies. Road projects progress through construction phases more quickly thanks to the availability of SB 1 funds, including projects that are partially funded by SB 1. To view the latest news and information on SB1 funding and federal infrastructure investments, visit the Rebuilding CA website, which contains data on the state and federal funding. Website visitors can learn more about the different infrastructure programs, track the amount of funding California is receiving, and find projects on an updated interactive map.