Caltrans offers Thanksgiving weekend travel advisory

The California Department of Transportation wishes the traveling public a safe and enjoyable Thanksgiving weekend. Motorists are reminded that while most construction projects are wrapping up for the season, some motorists may experience delays as emergency work, due to fires and slides in our district, continue.

Historically, peak travel dates and times surrounding this holiday weekend are:

  • 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 24
  • 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 27
  • 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 28

While many crews will not be working from Thursday, Nov. 25 through Sunday, Nov. 28, work will be in effect on Wednesday, Nov. 24 and again on Monday, Nov. 29. In addition, Caltrans would like to alert the public to the following long-term work zones, rest area closures and areas of traffic congestion.

 

Highway 299 — Monument Fire emergency work

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From 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 24, motorists will be simultaneously escorted through the closure area via pilot car at 7 a.m., 7:30 a.m., noon and 4:15 p.m.       Beginning at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 24 to 6 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 29, the closure area will be shortened to a section just west of Del Loma. Traffic will be continuously directed through the closure area by flaggers, pending any debris that may need to be cleared. On Monday, Nov. 29, a new schedule will go into effect with additional opening times. Beginning at 6 a.m., traffic will be simultaneously escorted through the closure area via pilot car at 7 a.m., 7:30 a.m., 10 a.m., noon, 2 p.m., and 4:15 p.m. From 6 p.m. to 6 a.m., the closure area will be shortened to a section just west of Del Loma and traffic will be continuously directed through the closure area by flaggers.

 

Highway 70 between Jarbo Gap and he Greenville Wye

Highway 70 remains closed to motorists between Jarbo Gap and the Greenville Wye due to a large, active slide. Residents in the area east of the slide (between the Butte/Plumas County line and the Greenville Wye) should plan for up to 15 minute delays for permitted PG&E Dixie Fire emergency work along Highway 70 at various locations, seven days a week.

 

Highway 89 between Canyon Dam and the Greenville Wye

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Wednesday, Nov. 24, motorists can anticipate one-way traffic control at various locations with up to 1-hour cumulative delays during daytime hours. No work or lane closures are planned from Thursday, Nov. 25 through Sunday, Nov. 28. Beginning Monday, Nov. 29, motorists can plan for up to 1-hour cumulative delays again in the corridor during daytime hours (Monday-Saturday).

 

Highway 70 between Greenville Wye and Quincy

Through Wednesday, Nove. 24, motorists can anticipate one-way traffic control with up to 15-minute delays during daytime hours. No work or lane closures are planned between Thursday, Nov. 25 and Sunday, Nov. 28. Beginning Monday, Nov. 29, motorists can plan for up to 15-minute delays again in the corridor during daytime hours (Monday-Saturday).

 

Highway 36 between Highway 32 and Highway 89 junctions

Through Wednesday, Nov. 24, motorists can anticipate one-way traffic control with up to 20-minute delays during daytime hours. No work or land closures are planned between Thursday, Nov. 25 and Sunday, Nov. 28. Beginning Monday, Nov. 29, motorists can plan for up to 20-minute delays again in the corridor during daytime hours (Monday-Saturday).

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Highway 36 between Forest Glen and the junction with Highway 3

Through Wednesday, Nov. 24, motorists can anticipate one-way traffic control with up to 1-hour delays between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. for slide work. While no work is planned for Thursday, Nov. 25 through Sunday, Nov. 28, motorists should plan for 24/7 one-way traffic control with up to 15-minute delays as only one lane is available in the area. Beginning on Monday, Nov. 29, motorists can plan for up to 60-minute delays between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. (Monday-Friday).

 

Safety Roadside Rest Areas

For up-to-date information on which safety roadside rest areas are currently open in District 2, please use QuickMap.dot.ca.gov (also available by free app for smartphones).

 

Motorists are urged to monitor roadway conditions often for any possible new incidents or weather conditions that may cause traffic control or areas of closure. Up-to-date California highway conditions are available 24/7 through QuickMap.dot.ca.gov. Motorists are also advised to tune to 1610 AM (97.9 FM in Modoc County and 1580 AM in Butte County for Highways 70 and 191) when flashing lights are operational on Highway Advisory Radio signs and to immediately call 911 if they find themselves in an emergency situation.

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Traveler resources include:

     QuickMap: quickmap.dot.ca.gov/ (also available by free app. for smartphones)

One-Stop-Shop: (Western U.S.): oss.weathershare.org (mobile version available at: oss.weathershare.org/m).

District 2 project information: dot.ca.gov/caltrans-near-me/district-2/d2-projects.

District 2 Facebook and Twitter pages with updated project and incident information.