Your commute through Plumas County will continue to be impacted with more delays yet there is a break in some areas along your commute. Caltrans District 2 has said there will be repair work on the Elephant Butte Tunnel on SR 70, east of the Butte/Plumas County Line, it will have full day traffic control. The rock canopy above the tunnel is being repaired and replaced through this week. You can expect to be 15 minute delays.
For your total travel delays through SR70 between Jarbo Gap and the Greenville Wye you should plan up to 30-60 minute delays. That’s Mondays-Saturdays during daytime hours as fire recovery operations continue through the canyon. You can also expect minimal delays on Sundays.
Additionally your commute through the Feather river Canyon will be much lighter. In the course of a few weeks helicopter operations to remove downed trees was stalling traffic up to 45 minutes. Plumas county Sheriff Johns has confirmed that those operations have stopped. While fire recovery efforts continue through the area wait times has significantly been reduced to no longer than 15 minute wait times.
Also starting Monday your drive through the monument slide for those in North County will no longer have to wait for scheduled windows every two hours to get through. Individual closures on SR 299 will now be in place. Those start between post miles 12 and 37 in Trinity County. Crews are installing metal beams guardrails, putting in drainage, removing slide debris as well as conducting two separate tree removal operations. You can see the majority of the work happening during the day from 6 am to 6pm Mondays through Saturday. Caltrans says you should expect wait times to get through the area to be up to one hour.