Highway 70 to reopen to through traffic three times per day beginning tomorrow

According to a statement from Caltrans, Highway 70 will open for through traffic three times a day beginning tomorrow, Thursday, May 4.

Eastbound and westbound traffic will be escorted through the closure (from Jarbo Gap to the Greenville Wye) at 6:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., and 5:30 p.m. Motorists must be in line at the time of these openings in order to travel through the closure but are asked to not get in line any earlier than 15 minutes prior to the opening time to ensure the roadway is not blocked for emergencies or contractor access.

This schedule is subject to change at any time due to weather, future slide activity or operations and we will do our best to provide that information as it becomes available.

Note that local traffic access is available outside of these opening times from either side of the closure but not to cross the slide area at post mile 15.2, just east of Belden. Caltrans and Hat Creek Construction and Materials would like to thank the traveling public for their patience. We are continuing to work towards increasing access in the affected areas when possible.