Dixie Fire area debris removal, closures

Currently, motorists should plan for closures and delays along Highways 36, 70, 89 in the vicinity of Quincy and Chester during daytime hours, Monday-Saturday:

  • Highway 36 from the Highway 32 junction to the Highway 89 junction — 20-minute maximum delays;
  • Highway 70 Greenville Wye to Quincy — 15 minute delays (work expected to be completed by mid-November);
  • Highway 89 from the Greenville Wye to Canyondam — 60-minute maximum cumulative delays; and
  • Highway 89 from Canyondam to Chester — minimal delays due to shoulder closures.

These delays will allow the contractor to continue removal of imminent hazard trees on steep terrain above the roadway, to apply erosion control measures and to repair drainage features to reduce the chance of potential landslide and debris flow events to avoid further damage and closures of the highways. Work and closure schedules are weather dependent. The recovery work does not have an anticipated completion date at this time.


Highway 70 closure

Highway 70 remains closed to through traffic from the Jarbo Gap to the Greenville Wye due to a landslide. Plan your trip accordingly.

Caltrans District 2 and our contractor partners thank the local communities and traveling public for their continued patience as vital repairs continue to be made along multiple routes impacted by the Dixie Fire.

Construction projects are subject to changes without prior notice. Caltrans and its contractors do our best to keep the public informed. To stay up to date on highway projects, follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Project information can also be found on the District 2 webpage. The public can also call 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.