DELAYS ON STATE ROUTE 299 BETWEEN REDDING AND WEAVERVILLE
24 hour traffic control is in effect seven days a week through the end of July as work continues on two projects 2.5 miles east of the Shasta Trinity County line to 2.6 miles west of Crystal Creek Road. Average wait time is approximately 30 minutes, but Caltrans advises motorists to allow up to one hour for possible delays. The Middle of Buckhorn project is expected to be completed this Fall. Work on the Twin Gulches project will continue through the Fall of 2014.
Work will also continue on an eight mile stretch from Fawn Lodge to the Buckhorn Summit. This project will conclude in the middle of June. Caltrans is urging motorists to drive with caution as there will be unpaved surfaces on the route.
Caltrans is advising motorists to please take the proper precautions before leaving home in case you are delayed in the heat. Bring plenty of water. Pack food like snacks or non-perishable items.Use careful judgment when deciding to bring children or animals along. Inspect the air conditioner in your car to make sure it's working and check your car's coolant level. If you have a medical emergency while in a construction zone, please call 9-1-1. Caltrans has an emergency response plan in place and will guide emergency personnel through the project.