July-August chip seal project coming to Highway 299

The California Department of Transportation and Hat Creek Construction and Materials, Inc. are preparing to begin work on the Pittville to Bieber AR Chip Project on Highway 299 in Lassen County. The $2.24 million project will place an asphalt rubber chip seal with isolated areas of concrete dig outs on SR 299 near McArthur, from Pittville Totten Road to the Pit River Overflow Bridge. The removal and placement of thermoplastic pavement markings will also be included in the project.

Construction activities are currently planned to start on Thursday, July 6. Motorists will encounter one-way traffic control with up to 15-minute delays, Monday through Friday during daytime hours. 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. Note the potential for loose gravel during chip placement operations. 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, 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.