HWY 70 Re-Opens Just in Time for Holiday Weekend


State Route 70, between the Greenville Wye and Jarbo Gap, will reopen to through traffic on Wednesday, June 28 at 7 a.m. One-way traffic control will be in place 24/7 at the slide location, just east of Belden, at post mile 15.2. Motorists should plan for up to 30 minute delays at this location.

Motorists planning to travel through this corridor should be aware that while the roadway will be reopened, there are several other projects underway with one-way traffic control in the area. Currently, if traveling between the Greenville Wye and Jarbo Gap, motorists can expect to see total delays of up to an hour and a half. Caltrans District 3 is also performing blasting operations in the Cresta area which includes a full highway closure. For more information about this work, please visit the Caltrans District 3 Facebook page or use QuickMap.dot.ca.gov.

State Route 70 has been closed between the Greenville Wye and Jarbo Gap since January 9, 2023 due to major rockslides, mudslides, and an avalanche. This year California was hit with historic winter weather, causing unprecedented activity in the State Route 70 corridor as recently as June 11, 2023 when 13 slides occurred after a storm moved over the area. Caltrans and the contractor, Hat Creek Construction & Materials, Inc., have worked tirelessly to reopen this route for the traveling public while also keeping the crews safety in mind. We would like to thank the traveling public for their patience.