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Caltrans begins emergency work on roads damaged during Oroville repairs

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OROVILLE, Calif. - Caltrans emergency road repairs on Canyon Drive in Oroville have moved into the second phase, requiring work zone closures from the intersection of Highway 162 and Canyon Road, up to the Oroville Dam.

Work hours begin Tuesday, March 9, at 6:30 a.m. and last daily until approximately 6:30 p.m. The work is expected to take 14 to 21 days to complete, depending on weather conditions. The road will be restricted to northbound traffic only, with occasional delays. It is considered a Caltrans "Be Work Zone Alert" location.

The Department of Water Resources partnered with Caltrans to address the roadways damaged due to heavy machinery driving through Oroville in response to the spillway emergency. DWR, Caltrans, California Governor's Office of Emergency Services, Butte County and the City of Oroville are structuring agreements to address these damaged roads moving forward. Canyon Drive was deemed a priority repair.

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