Check out area roads before Thanksgiving travel

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans District 2) wishes the traveling public a safe and enjoyable Thanksgiving weekend. Motorists are reminded that while most construction projects are wrapping up for the season, some motorists may experience delays as emergency work, due to fires and slides in our district, continue.
Historically, peak travel dates and times surrounding this holiday weekend are:
  • Wednesday, November 24 from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Saturday, November 27 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Sunday, November 28 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
While many crews will not be working from Thursday, November 25 through Sunday, November 28, work will be in effect on Wednesday, November 24 and again on Monday, November 29. In addition, Caltrans District 2 would like to alert the public to the following long-term work zones, rest area closures, and areas of traffic congestion.
STATE ROUTE 299, MONUMENT FIRE EMERGENCY WORK: On Wednesday, November 24, between the hours of 6 a.m. and 6 p.m., motorists will be simultaneously escorted through the closure area via pilot car at 7:00 a.m., 7:30 a.m., 12:00 p.m., and 4:15 p.m. Beginning at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, November 24 to 6 a.m. on Monday, November 29, the closure area will be shortened to a section just west of Del Loma (PM 18.3 to PM 19.3). Traffic will be continuously directed through the closure area by flaggers, pending any debris that may need to be cleared. On Monday, November 29, a new schedule will go into effect with additional opening times. Beginning at 6 a.m., traffic will be simultaneously escorted through the closure area via pilot car at 7:00 a.m., 7:30 a.m., 10:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m., and 4:15 p.m. From 6 p.m. to 6 a.m., the closure area will be shortened to a section just west of Del Loma (PM 18.3 to PM 19.3) and traffic will be continuously directed through the closure area by flaggers.
STATE ROUTE 70, BETWEEN JARBO GAP AND THE GREENVILLE WYE:State Route 70 remains closed to motorists between Jarbo Gap and the Greenville Wye (Butte/Plumas County) due to a large, active slide. Residents in the area east of the slide (between the Butte/Plumas County line and the Greenville Wye) should plan for up to 15 minute delays for permitted PG&E Dixie Fire emergency work along State Route 70 at various locations, seven days a week.
STATE ROUTE 89 BETWEEN CANYONDAM AND THE GREENVILLE WYE (PLUMAS COUNTY): Through Wednesday, November 24, motorists can anticipate one-way traffic control at various locations with up to 1-hour cumulative delays during daytime hours. No work or lane closures are planned from Thursday, November 25 through Sunday, November 28. Beginning Monday, November 29, motorists can plan for up to 1-hour cumulative delays again in the corridor during daytime hours (Monday-Saturday).
STATE ROUTE 70 BETWEEN THE GREENVILLE WYE AND QUINCY (PLUMAS COUNTY): Through Wednesday, November 24, motorists can anticipate one-way traffic control with up to 15-minute delays during daytime hours. No work or lane closures are planned between Thursday, November 25 and Sunday, November 28. Beginning Monday, November 29, motorists can plan for up to 15-minute delays again in the corridor during daytime hours (Monday-Saturday).
STATE ROUTE 36 BETWEEN STATE ROUTE 32 AND STATE ROUTE 89 JUNCTIONS (TEHAMA/PLUMAS COUNTIES): Through Wednesday, November 24, motorists can anticipate one-way traffic control with up to 20-minute delays during daytime hours. No work or land closures are planned between Thursday, November 25 and Sunday, November 28. Beginning Monday, November 29, motorists can plan for up to 20-minute delays again in the corridor during daytime hours (Monday-Saturday).
STATE ROUTE 36 BETWEEN FOREST GLEN AND THE JUNCTION WITH STATE ROUTE 3 (TRINITY COUNTY): Through Wednesday, November 24, motorists can anticipate one-way traffic control with up to 1-hour delays between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. for slide work. While no work is planned for Thursday, November 25 through Sunday, November 28, motorists should plan for 24/7 one-way traffic control with up to 15-minute delays as only one lane is available in the area. Beginning on Monday, November 29, motorists can plan for up to 60-minute delays between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. (Monday-Friday).
SAFETY ROADSIDE REST AREAS: For up-to-date information on which safety roadside rest areas are currently open in District 2, please use QuickMap.dot.ca.gov (also available by free app for smartphones).
Motorists are urged to monitor roadway conditions often for any possible new incidents or weather conditions that may cause traffic control or areas of closure. Up-to-date California highway conditions are available 24/7 through QuickMap.dot.ca.gov. Motorists are also advised to tune to 1610 AM (97.9 FM in Modoc County and 1580 AM in Butte County for State Routes 70 & 191) when flashing lights are operational on Highway Advisory Radio signs and to immediately call 911 if they find themselves in an emergency situation.
Traveler resources include: