CalTrans issues holiday travel advisory

CalTrans District 2 wishes travelers a safe and enjoyable 4th of July holiday. Motorists are reminded that the 2023 construction and maintenance season is in full swing and are advised to check roadway conditions and allot extra time for delays if traveling around the holiday.

While many crews will not be working over the holiday, road work will be in effect in many areas through Friday, June 30 and starting again on Thursday, July 6. Motorists are also advised to plan for the following long-term work zones and areas of historic traffic congestion.

Highway 70
Highway 70 is now open to through traffic but one-way traffic control remains in place just east of Belden, at post mile 15.2, for continued slide clean-up. Motorists can expect up to 30-minute delays.

Interstate 5
Northbound and southbound traffic will continue to flow with traffic reduced to two lanes each way. A traffic split where half of the northbound traffic will temporarily utilize the southbound side of the highway will also be in place. Delays are anticipated to be minimal and will primarily be due to the reduced speed limit of 55 mph.

Highway 299
24/7 traffic control is currently in effect for a curve improvement project on Highway 299 near Ingot. Motorists should plan for one-way traffic control with up to 15-minute delays through Friday, June 30 and beginning again on Thursday, July 6. Between Saturday, July , and Wednesday, July 5, motorists should plan for one-way traffic control with minimal delays.

Highway 44
24/7 traffic control is currently in effect for bridge deck rehabilitation on Highway 44 at Cow Creek Bridge in Palo Cedro. Motorists should plan for one-way traffic control via temporary traffic signal with up to 10-minute delays.

Highway 89
Impacted traffic flows have occurred on recent holiday weekends on Highway 89 near McArthur – Burney Falls Memorial State Park in Shasta County. Motorists are asked to utilize alternative routes for through traffic in the area, plan for delays or call ahead if they are intending to visit the park, along with abiding by “No Parking” signs along Highway 89 in the area.

Motorists are reminded that highway conditions and rest area availability are subject to change at any time, due to traffic incidents, emergency situations, and maintenance or construction operations. Motorists are urged to check roadway conditions prior to and during breaks in travel, plan extra time for possible delays, and drive carefully on the roadways.

Travelers are also reminded to be wary of using non-highway alternative routes during construction or highway closures. These routes may not be open or reflected on outside navigation apps and may have size restrictions for larger vehicles. Contact local city or county agencies for current status or restrictions on non-highway routes.