Highway 99 traffic shift set to begin in Chico tomorrow

Apr 22, 2014 11:57 AM

Motorists traveling north on State Highway 99 in southern Chico should expect a shift in traffic lanes at the Butte Creek Bridge for the next eight months due to construction.

Caltrans announced today that under the temporary highway realignment, northbound motorists traveling on the No. 2 lane, or right-hand lane, will be diverted onto a temporary bridge constructed between the two existing structures. The changeover is scheduled to start at approximately 6 a.m. Wednesday.

In addition to the traffic shift, the speed limit has been reduced from 65 mph to 55 mph to enhance safety for motorists and construction crews.

The construction is part of a $10 million project to build a new two-lane northbound bridge to replace the 60-year-old structure over Butte Creek just north of Estates Drive in Chico.

Caltrans will issue updates on their twitter account @D3PIO and on their Facebook page.


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