The Greenville Landscaping project is scheduled to begin construction on the downtown segment of Highway 89 in Greenville on Aug. 7 instead of the initial planned construction date of July 17. This $597,000 project is funded by Governor Newsom’s Clean California program.
Two years ago, the Dixie Fire sparked in the Feather River Canyon, burning 963,309 acres of forests, infrastructure and communities, including several towns across the counties of Lassen, Butte, Plumas, Shasta and Tehama. In Greenville, the Dixie Fire destroyed around 75% percent of the homes and businesses. Few trees and other vegetation in the area survived.
Caltrans District 2 Director Dave Moore secured a Director’s Order in 2021 to make rebuilding Greenville a priority. The purpose of a Director’s Order is to initiate emergency work under contract sooner than can be done under the normal contract approval process. Several current and future projects in the area are focused on doing just that. The Clean California Greenville Landscaping Project will plant trees and shrubs and install irrigation along Highway 89 in downtown Greenville. The purpose of this project is to enhance and help bring back the small, vibrant community.
“It has been truly inspiring to witness Greenville come together in the wake of the Dixie Fire,” said Caltrans District 2 Director Dave Moore. “The Greenville Landscaping Project will bring more color and life to the streets of Greenville by replacing some of the trees and plants that were lost.”
The projected is anticipated to be completed by the end of August and will not require traffic control. A ribbon-cutting ceremony will be held following project completion to honor this step toward rebuilding this passionate and tenacious community.
To stay up to date on highway projects, follow Caltrans 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.
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