Clarification of State Route 32 closure, Highway is open Friday - Sunday
According to the Redding office of the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) there is currently some misinformation about the current State Route 32 closure.
Public Information Officer Trisha Coder at Caltrans states, "The Caltrans website at http://www.dot.ca.gov/hq/roadinfo/display.php?page=sr32 incorrectly reports that Route 32 is closed 24 HRS A DAY 7 DAYS A WEEK."
In reality, SR 32 will be closed weekly Monday-Thursday beginning at 6 a.m. and will reopen on Fridays at 6 a.m. through Sunday continuing through September. Drivers can expect one-way traffic control with up to 15 minute delays Friday-Sunday.
Original News Release
REDDING – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) District 2 along with contractor Dig It Construction, Inc. from Chester, CA will be closing portions of State Route 32 in Tehama County to make highway safety improvements in the area.
Work on the $2.9 million Deer Creek Realignment Project is scheduled to begin on July 15, 2013, 2.5 miles west of the junction of State Routes 32 and 36 near the Elam Campground. One way traffic control will be in effect Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. for two weeks.
FULL CLOSURE of SR 32 is expected to begin July 29, 2013 and continue through September. The entire project is expected to be completed by November 2013, weather permitting.
During the full closure, SR 32 will be closed weekly Monday-Thursday beginning at 6 a.m. and will reopen on Fridays at 6 a.m. through Sunday. Drivers can expect one-way traffic control with up to 15 minute delays Friday-Sunday.
Detours will be available via SR 36 to SR 99 or SR 89 to SR 70 and down the Feather River Canyon.
Crews will improve the horizontal curves on SR 32 by constructing 12 foot lanes and 4 foot shoulders in addition to installing guard railing along the road.
Caltrans has set up a hotline (530) 225-3452. It can be accessed 24 hours a day and will provide updates about current projects, including the Deer Creek Realignment Project. You can also find more information by visiting www.caltrans2.info.
Caltrans would also like to remind the traveling public to please move over if safe or slow down when they see Caltrans vehicles flashing warning lights along the side of the highways, and to Slow for the Cone Zone.