Effective today, Sept. 16, there will be continuous traffic control nightly (7 days a week) from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. via a pilot car on Highway 299 in Trinity County through areas affected by the Monument fire. Traffic will run simultaneously from both directions, east to west and west to east, on 299. Maximum delays of about 30-40 minutes are anticipated.
Closure points are located from near Burnt Ranch just east of School House Road to Del Loma near Angie Lane.
The current daytime schedule remains in place along Highway 299 with escorted traffic control during daytime hours for emergency work.
Current weekday schedule: Traffic will continue to be escorted through the closure every 90 minutes between the hours of 7 a.m. and 7 p.m., Monday-Friday. Current opening times are 7 a.m., 8:30 a.m., 10 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1 p.m., 2:30 p.m., 4 p.m., 5:30 p.m., and 7 p.m.
Current weekend daytime schedule (Saturdays and Sundays): Traffic openings at the top of every hour between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m.
Caltrans asks motorists to arrive at closure points no earlier than 15 minutes prior to opening times.
Contact the Caltrans Public Information Office at 530-225-3426 or D2PIO@dot.ca.gov with questions. Updates can also be found on Caltrans' Facebook and Twitter pages. Updated highway conditions for California can be found on QuickMap and on One-Stop-Shop for the Western U.S.