The $2.9 million highway 32 project is wrapping up but not without a little bit more hassle. Cal trans started work on the project almost two weeks ago widening some curves and installing guard rails. Starting Monday the eastern end of the highway will be closed Monday through Thursday each week through September. According to cal trans, one-way traffic control will be in effect with 15-minute delays Fridays through Sundays so expect some major delays if you're traveling between Chico and Lake Almanor on the weekend. During the week, there will be detours available on state routes 36 to 99, or 89 to 70.
Also in Tehama County for those of you who regularly drive highway 99 between Chico and Red Bluff that part of the route will be closed overnight. Beginning Monday cal trans will close down highway 99 overnight from seven p.m. to six a.m. through Wednesday at at the North Fork Mill Creek Bridge a few miles north of Los Molinos. The 90-year-old bridge is being replaced but cal trans officials say they've run into some massive boulders at the site so they need a lot more room to get those rocks out of the way. The replacement project is expected to cost about $two million and be completed by November.