Surrounding communities including Canyon Dam and Greenville will be diverted to SR147 due to bridge replacement. Photo submitted

Lake Almanor spillway bridge detour alert

The California Department of Transportation and its contractor Q&D Construction Inc. will be replacing the existing Lake Almanor Spillway Bridge on State Route 89 in Plumas County due to severe deterioration and other deficiencies. Preliminary construction work has taken place already without affecting traffic, but to demolish the existing bridge and construct a detour on the spillway while building the new structure, it is necessary to divert traffic onto State Route 147 for approximately one month. Beginning on Monday, May 7, traffic on SR 89 coming from Canyon Dam, Greenville and subsequent communities will be temporarily diverted onto SR147. Residents and visitors to Lake Almanor’s West Shore on SR 89 will be allowed through up to 12 miles from the SR 89/36 junction. Motorists coming from Chester or Red Bluff on SR 36 are advised to avoid SR 89 and stay on SR 36 to SR 147. The $9 million project is slated for completion by mid-November 2018. Construction may occur on weekends. Night work is not anticipated. Caltrans thanks the public in advance for their patience and understanding.