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Scheduled Reopening Canceled on State Route 70

May 07, 2024 03:03PM ● By Caltrans News Release

Here is a photo of the rock slide that occurred. Photo courtesy of Caltrans


BUTTE COUNTY, CA (MPG) – Caltrans is alerting motorists that the reopening of one-way traffic control on State Route 70 (SR-70) has been canceled due to a rockslide within the Cresta Project area, caused by the rainy weather over the weekend.

The SR-70 closure has been in place since late February from Jarbo Gap to the Greenville Wye in Plumas County. There is no estimate on when the highway will reopen.

Crews originally planned to reopen the highway during the evenings with one-way traffic control starting tonight, however that plan is now on hold as crews clean up the new rockslide and address any new damages caused by the storm.

Motorists are also encouraged to check Caltrans’ QuickMap before traveling for current road conditions and chain requirements or download the QuickMap app from the App Store or Google Play. Road information is also available on Caltrans’ website or by calling the California Highway Information Network automated phone service at 1-800-427-ROAD (7623).

Caltrans District 3 is responsible for maintaining and operating 4,385 lane miles in 11 Sacramento Valley and Northern Sierra counties. The department will issue updates on X @CaltransDist3 and on Facebook CaltransDistrict3.

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