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Caltrans plans Highway 70 closures May 6-8

Caltrans plans to resume a series of morning and afternoon closures May 6, 7 and 8, on an 11-mile stretch of State Highway 70 between Jarbo Gap and the Shady Rest Area in the Feather River Canyon for emergency work related to the Camp Fire.

To ensure motorist and worker safety, the highway will be closed between Jarbo Gap  and the Shady Rest Area in the Feather River Canyon from 9 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, May 6, through Wednesday, May 8. The roadway will be open to traffic from noon to 1 p.m. during that same time period. The closure is required for a helicopter to fly additional wire mesh drapery to prevent rock from falling in areas affected by the Camp Fire.

Motorists are advised to use alternate routes.

Since November, Caltrans has been repairing damage caused by the Camp Fire. That work has included replacing guardrail and culverts, hydroseeding burn areas and removing hazardous trees along Highway 70 between Yankee Hill in Butte County and the Butte-Plumas county line.

The highway closure schedule is subject to change due to traffic incidents, weather, availability of equipment and/or materials, and/or construction-related issues. Motorists are encouraged to “Be Work Zone Alert.” More information and updates on projects can be found at http://www.dot.ca.gov/d3/projects/ or on Twitter via @CaltransDist3 and on Facebook at CaltransDistrict3.

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