District 2 - Redding

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Help Us Improve State Route 273 (SR-273)

State Route 273 Multimodal Plan Survey Caltrans is working with local agencies and partners to prepare a plan for State Route 273 (SR-273) to improve the route for all users, including those who bike, walk, take transit and drive cars and trucks. SR-273 spans 16 miles between Redding and Anderson, with many businesses, community services, schools and residences located on or near the route.

Caltrans is seeking your input and ideas to help determine the best way to improve SR-273. Please take the State Route 273 (SR-273) Multimodal Plan Survey and share the link with your family, friends and colleagues so they can participate too. The survey should not take more than 10-15 minutes.

District 2 at a Glance

District 2 main offices are in Redding, California. At 27,307 square miles, we're the second largest district (area) in the state. We are a rural district, with a population of 13 people per square mile, compared with 225 statewide. We maintain 1750 center line miles, or more than 4,000 lane miles, of highways. Our valleys, foothills, and mountain ranges border Oregon to the North, Nevada to the East, District 3 - Marysville/Sacramento to the South, and District 1 - Eureka to the West. We have 19 Safety Roadside Rest Areas and 22 Maintenance Stations.

  • Read More about District 2

    District 2 has over 850 employees in many locations spread throughout the district. We have four district divisions, and several regional divisions, which have employees who are shared between Districts 1, 2, and 3. The four district divisions are Administration, Maintenance & Traffic Operations, Planning & Local Assistance and Program/Project Management. Regional divisions include Construction, Environmental, Right of Way and Surveys.

    Statewide, Caltrans manages more than 50,000 miles of California's highway and freeway lanes, provides inter-city rail services, permits more than 400 public-use airports and special-use hospital heliports, and works with local agencies. Caltrans carries out its mission of improving mobility across California with six primary programs: Aeronautics, Highway Transportation, Mass Transportation, Transportation Planning, Administration and the Equipment Service Center. To read more about Caltrans at the statewide level, you can go to Caltrans headquarters About Caltrans page.

District 2 Road Conditions

District 2 Road Information Hotline: (530) 225-3452

Please call the Caltrans District 2 Road Information Hotline at (530) 225-3452 for current road and traffic conditions. The office is not staffed on nights and weekends, but the hotline will be updated as needed.


Major Projects

  • STATE ROUTE 299 EAST/PIT ONE - SHOULDER WIDENING: Crews are working to widen the shoulders at the narrow pass on Pit One Summit.

    24 hour traffic control is in place. Expect 10-15 minute delays.

  • INTERSTATE 5-SOUTH WEED PROJECT: The project is currently in winter suspension. Use caution when traveling through the work zone as there are temporary facilities in place.

    This project is expected to be completed in Fall 2017.

  • STATE ROUTE 70/GREENVILLE REHABILITATION OVERLAY: This project is in winter suspension and will resume in Spring as weather permits. The project includes the installation of new sidewalks, street lighting, ADA ramps and drainage on State route 89 from 0.1 mile north of South Greenville Overhead to Hillside Dr.

    No delays are expected until work resumes.

  • STATE ROUTE 70/SPRING GARDEN BRIDGE REHABILITATION: The project is located on Plumas 70, 1.5 miles east of the Massack Rest Area. It includes the rehabilitation and widening of the existing bridge, construction of a retaining wall and high friction pavement surfacing. This project will begin tree felling and prevention of bird nesting sporadically through February and March (weather dependent).

    Motorists can expect up to 10 minute delays on days where work is in progress.

Corning Safety Roadside Rest Area - Long Term Closures

Both the north and southbound Safety Roadside Rest Areas near Corning are CLOSED DURING CONSTRUCTION. The Rest Areas will be completely remodeled over two construction seasons. The next SRRA in the southbound direction is located just outside Artois in Willows. In the northbound direction the closest SRRA is 4.4 miles north of Red Bluff.

Travel Conditions


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You can also call 1-800-427-7623 for current highway conditions.

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Contact Information

General Information:

Phone: 530-225-3426
Fax: (530) 229-0502

Physical Address:

California Department of Transportation
District 2
1657 Riverside Drive
Redding, CA 96001

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