Emergency work upcoming on Highway 395 following Dixie Fire

The California Department of Transportation and Hat Creek Construction & Materials, Inc. are preparing to begin emergency work on U.S. 395 in Lassen County following the Dixie Fire. Crews will be working at various locations from approximately 1 mile north of Hicks Road towards Doyle to the south. Work will include hazard tree removal, replacement of metal beam guardrail and end treatments, replacement of signs, delineators, fencing, and erosion control.

Work is anticipated to begin the week of Nov. 1. Motorists should plan for shoulder closures in the area as needed for operations, Mondays – Fridays. A speed limit reduction to 55 MPH will be in effect in the project area. Slow down, drive carefully around crews working, and allot extra time to travel through the area. This work and scheduling are weather dependent and currently anticipated to be completed by the end of November.

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.