Highway 299 in Trinity Co. scheduled to return to one-way traffic control

Photo courtesy of Caltrans District 2

TRINITY COUNTY, Calif. - Caltrans District 2 said beginning Saturday, October 7 at 8:00 p.m., the five-mile stretch of Highway 299 between Helena and Junction City will be under one-way traffic control 24-hours a day, 7 days a week, until further notice.

Anticipated delays are as follows: 30 minutes to 1 hour maximum during the day, and up to 30 minutes overnight, again, seven days a week. Caltrans asks the public to be aware that as more motorists find out about the new schedule, the waiting time may increase due to a larger number of cars wanting to go through.

Motorists must follow directions given by flaggers and follow a pilot car. Slow down, focus on driving, and have patience as the construction crews are doing their best to remove debris and other materials as fast and as safe as possible before the winter weather prevents Caltrans and its contractors to do any work.

Crews are removing large hazardous trees and rocks from the hillsides, replacing damaged guardrails and culverts, and overall bringing the road up to standards.

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