Helicopter operations for the installation of mesh drapery are currently planned on Highway 299 near Burnt Ranch (Downriver) Tuesday through Thursday, July 7-9.

Between the hours of 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. motorists can anticipate more than an hour delay (up to 75 minutes) in the area. This work and scheduling is subject to change at any time.

Operations are also planned at the project site near Junction City on these days, with up to 20 minute delays between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m.

The work is a portion of the current Burnt Junction Drapery Project near Burnt Ranch and Junction City. The project is currently expected to be done by November.

In general, motorists can anticipate up to 20 minute delays between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday-Friday at both locations. Longer delays for helicopter, blasting, and scaling operations are anticipated for short windows during the project.

Plan ahead for long delays if you must travel in the area during these dates and times. Motorists are advised to carry water, snacks, a cell phone, and have a full tank of gas prior to traveling into the project area.

Contact the District 2 Public Information Office at 530-225-3426 or D2PIO@dot.ca.gov with questions. Updated project information can also be found on Caltrans' Facebook and Twitter pages.

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