Paving project begins Monday on Highway 32

The California Department of Transportation and Dig It Construction, Inc. are preparing to begin work on the Deer Creek Overlay Project on Highway 32 in Tehama County. The $1.86 million project will replace asphalt surfacing with areas of dig outs and provide a thin hot mix asphalt overlay on Highway 32 approximately 33 miles east of Forest Ranch, from 0.5 mile west of Slate Creek Bridge to the junction with Highway 36. The project will also include shoulder backing, upgrading guardrail to meet current standards, removal and replacement of thermoplastic markings and striping, and pavement mill and fill at bridge approaches.

Here’s a map of the area under construction.

Construction activities are currently planned to start Monday, July 8. 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. The project is currently anticipated to be completed by the end of August.

Here’s a look at the roadway that needs repair.

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 X (formerly 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

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