Plumasnews.com includes a sampling of stories that are featured in the weekly editions of Feather Publishing newspapers plus important breaking news as it happens. To get all the news that is important to Plumas County, subscribe to one of our weekly newspapers by calling 530-283-0800.
Caltrans is preparing to widen a section of lanes along Highway 32 by removing trees along the roadside. Construction could commence as early as the beginning of June and will cause complete and partial road closures until the work is finished. Photo by Samantha P. Hawthorne
The California Department of Transportation has completed its tree removal project along Highway 32 and will be opening bids for curve improvement and shoulder widening April 23.
According to Caltrans Senior Construction Engineer Jim Rogers, it should take two to three weeks for the contract to be awarded and another four to five weeks before work begins. He said at the soonest, work could commence by the beginning of June.
The area of construction is located in Tehama County, about 35 miles east of Forest Ranch, just west of Deer Creek Bridge.
The contract allows for full road closure Mondays through Thursdays, 6 a.m. through midnight, and Fridays, midnight through 5 a.m.
Partial road closures should be expected at all other times, until the project is completed. Traffic delays will not exceed 15 minutes.
The contract requires the work to be completed within 60 days. Road closures are not expected to begin until two to three weeks after construction has started. Rogers said, “The road closures will depend on how the contractor decides to organize the work.”
Traffic traveling from Chester will be detoured through Highway 36 to Red Bluff — Rogers said this is the primary detour. Drivers coming from Chico should take Highway 99 to Highway 36.
More information on contract specifics can be found by searching for Contract No. 02-2E7304 on the Caltrans website.
Chester girls lose final game of season
“Well, we didn’t really play that well the first half,” said Chester girls’ basketball coach John Potter on the Lady...
Tigers’ season ends with loss to Modoc
Portola, the No. 11 seed in the Division V basketball playoffs, traveled to sixth-seeded Modoc last Wednesday to compete in...
Special turkey hunting opportunities offered in CDFW’s North Central Region
Feather Publishing 3/7/2014 Hunters seeking opportunities during the upcoming spring turkey season can visit the California Department of Fish and Wildlife’s Upland...Read More...