Caltrans announced yesterday that Highway 70 is open to through traffic between Jarbo Gap (west of Pulga) and the Greenville Wye (junction with 89), and today the agency announced what motorists can expect.
One-way traffic control is in place 24-hours per day. Mondays though Saturdays from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., motorists can anticipate up to 30-minute delays during working hours. From 5 p.m. to 7 a.m. and on Sundays, anticipated delays are 10-15 minutes, depending on traffic.
No work will be performed on the site July 1st through July 5th. Delay time may increase this upcoming weekend, due to holiday traffic.
The schedule is subject to change at any time pending future operations and activity, weather, and with the safety of the traveling public and locals always at the forefront. Motorists are advised to continue to use alternate routes if possible and to check for restrictions on alternate routes if traveling in big rigs or other larger vehicles. Due to this continued emergency work and other planned projects, motorists should plan for lengthy delays along the State Route 70 corridor.
Caltrans District 2 and prime Contractor J.F. Shea Co. Inc. will continue operations on State Route 70 following multiple areas of debris flows and slides stemming from strong thunderstorm activity on June 12 in Dixie Fire burn scar areas. Work includes debris removal, channel reconstruction at Opapee and Murphy creek outlets, roadway reconstruction, rock slope protection and buttress operations, and drainage and guardrail repairs.