Caltrans warns motorists to plan for a Canyon closure following the Labor Day weekend – could last 7 days

Caltrans announced today Aug. 26 that a full highway closure is planned for Highway  70 in the Feather River Canyon following the Labor Day weekend to replace a culvert at Opapee Creek.

The highway will be closed to through traffic between Jarbo Gap (west of Pulga) and the Greenville Wye (junction with State Route 89). Local access will be allowed from either side of the closure, but not to cross the location at Opapee Creek. This full closure may last up to seven days and there is no planned detour. Please use QuickMap to find the best alternative route to get to your destination. If traveling in a large vehicle, please check this website for highway restriction information.

This culvert replacement is a part of the emergency work necessitated following significant flooding and debris slides in the area in June. Crews will replace the existing 6-foot diameter culvert with a 10-foot diameter culvert. A full highway closure is necessary for these operations due to the size of the hole for the new culvert and no room to safely have traffic pass through the area.

Please note that the timing of these operations and closure are subject to change.