24/7 traffic control coming on Highway 70

The California Department of Transportation, District 2, in conjunction with Hat Creek Construction and Materials Inc., will begin 24/7 one-way traffic control operations for pavement recycling and overlay on the Chilcoot Pavement Rehabilitation in Lassen and Plumas counties.

The $17.4 million project, funded in part by Senate Bill 1, is rehabilitating 9.5 miles of State Route 70 in and around Chilcoot, from just west of Summit School Drive to just east of the junction with U.S. 395.

Caltrans proposes 24/7 one-way traffic control operations slated to begin Tuesday, July 9, and will remain in effect until the end of August.

Typical delays are anticipated to be 15 minutes, with a two-week period of delays of up to 30 minutes. Look for changeable messages signs in the area advising of changes to schedule.

The Caltrans District 2 public information office will also communicate dates with longer delays as that information becomes available.

Shoulder restoration, reconstruction of metal beam guardrail, and striping are also upcoming on the project, which is currently slated to be completed by November.

Speed limit reductions are currently in place within the project limits. Motorists are urged to slow down and drive carefully when in and around construction zones.

Through Senate Bill 1, Caltrans has committed to repair or replace 17,000 miles of pavement; 7,700 traffic signals, signs, and sensors; 55,000 culverts and drains; and 500 bridges by 2027.