Slater Fire Emergency Work Underway on State Route 96 In Siskiyou County

Slater Fire [Image from the Klamath National Forest Facebook page]

Slater Fire [Image from the Klamath National Forest Facebook page]

Press release from Caltrans District 2:

 The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans District 2), in conjunction with Mitchell Johnson Construction Inc., has begun emergency work on State Route 96 in Siskiyou County following the Slater Fire. The emergency work, which encompasses the area from approximately 4 miles west of Happy Camp to approximately 8 miles west of Seiad Valley, will include:
·      Hazard Tree Falling and Removal
·      Drainage Improvements
·      Erosion Control (Hydroseeding)
Construction activities began in the area on Tuesday, November 24. Motorists will encounter one-way traffic control in the area, Monday – Friday between the hours of 7 a.m. and 5 p.m., with up to 15-minute delays. As work progresses, motorists may experience multiple areas of one-way traffic control in the project area, but total delay time should remain about the same. Motorists are urged to slow down and drive carefully in and around construction areas and allot extra time for delays. The emergency work is currently anticipated to be completed by the end of January.
Construction projects are subject to changes without prior notice. Caltrans and its contractors do our best to keep the public informed. To stay up to date on highway projects, please follow us on Facebook and Twitter. The public can also call (530) 225-3426 during business hours or send an email to [email protected] with questions.
The State’s transportation system is a high priority for California. With the Caltrans 2020 Construction Season wrapping up and the 2021 season a few months away, North Region Construction and District 2 continue to follow construction operations as scheduled while monitoring developments related to the COVID-19 emergency.

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Stefan Robert
2 years ago

All right the State’s transportation system is a high priority for California. But we should be concern about the issues of the Covid-19 situation.