Watch out for roadwork on Highway 395 next week. Photo submitted

Highway 395 paving project begins July 6

The California Department of Transportation and Hat Creek Construction and Materials, Inc. are preparing to begin work on the Bass Mountain Mill and Fill Project on Highway 395 in Lassen County. The $1.8 million project, which is funded in part by Senate Bill 1, will cold plane the existing asphalt concrete surfacing and replace (it) with a thin hot mix asphalt between Susanville and Janesville, from just north of Sunnyside Road to just north of the junction with Highway 36. The project will also include the replacement of signal loops at the Highway 395/Highway 36 intersection and striping. When work is conducted at the Highway 395/Highways 36 intersection, motorists are advised to follow detour signs in place.

Construction activities are currently planned to start July 6. Between July 6 and July 8, motorists should plan for nighttime operations in the area. Following that, motorists will encounter one-way traffic control Mondays through Fridays during daytime hours. 17-minute traffic delays are anticipated throughout the project. Motorists are urged to slow down and drive carefully in and around construction areas, follow speed limit reductions in place and allot extra time for delays. The project is currently anticipated to be completed by the end of August.

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, please follow us 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 Updated highway conditions for California can be found on QuickMap and on One-Stop-Shop for the Western U.S.

SB 1 provides $5 billion in transportation funding annually split between the state and local agencies. Road projects progress through construction phases more quickly based on the availability of SB 1 funds, including projects that are partially funded by SB 1. For more information about other transportation projects funded by SB 1, visit

Through Senate Bill 1, Caltrans has committed to repair or replace 17,000 miles of pavement, 7,700 traffic signals, signs, and sensors, 55,000 culverts and drains, and 500 bridges by 2027.