Thanksgiving week is historically the most travelled for holiday. Over 100 Million people are expected to travel this Thanksgiving an increase of 45% from last year. With that in mind to help you get where you need to go safely and without delay here are a few times to keep in mind. Caltrans District 2 office shares the height of holiday travel happens Wednesday from 6am to 9pm, Saturday from 11am to 7pm and Sunday from 10am to 7pm. Plan ahead and be ready for more congested highways during these peak times.
Road work will not impact your travel from Thursday to Sunday as Caltrans will not be out on the roads, but there will be road work the Wednesday before Thanksgiving and again on Monday.
Here are those areas of road work that will have an impact on your travel if you will be going through these areas.:
SR 299 is having work completed following the Monument fire. You can get through the closure Wednesday at 7:00 a.m., 7:30 a.m., 12:00 p.m., and 4:15 p.m escorted by a pilot car. 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. Traffic will be continuously directed through the closure area by flaggers, pending any debris that may need to be cleared.
By Monday the schedule will be changing .From 6 a.m., you will be escorted through the closure by a 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 and you will be continuously directed through the closure by flaggers.
HWY 70 remains closed between Jarbo Gap and the Greenville Wye (Butte/Plumas County) due to a large, active slide. If you live east of the slide you can continue to expect 15 minute delays for Dixie Fire repair work.
89 BETWEEN CANYONDAM AND THE GREENVILLE WYE: Through this Wednesday you will see one-way traffic control at various locations with up to 1-hour delays during the day. No work or lane closures are planned from Thursday through Sunday. Regular 1 hr delays return Monday in the corridor.
36 BETWEEN 32 AND 89 JUNCTIONS Through this Wednesday you can expect one-way traffic control with up to 20-minute delays during the day. No work or land closures are planned for Thursday, and Sunday. Starting Monday you can plan for up to 20-minute delays again during the day.
Plan ahead and safe travels!