Oroville, California February 26, 2017 – The Department of Water Resources (DWR) has partnered with the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) to address roads in Oroville and surrounding areas impacted by the trucks and heavy machinery driving through Oroville in response to the Spillway Emergency.  DWR, Caltrans, California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services, Butte County, and the City of Oroville are structuring agreements to address these damaged roads and are establishing regular hauling routes to minimize the impacts to the community.  Canyon Drive has sustained some of the most significant wear and will be repaired first.

Caltrans will begin emergency work on Canyon Drive via contractor (Knife River Construction) as early as Tuesday, February 28, 2017.  This work will take approximately 7-10 days and will require day and night construction.  The road will be restricted to a single lane at times with a pilot car guiding traffic.  Local residents should be prepared and plan accordingly for construction work and possible 30 minute delays.  Weather or unexpected events may further delay or prolong work.  Caltrans advises motorists to “Be Work Zone Alert.”  DWR and Caltrans apologize for the inconvenience.

Please call (530) 538-7826 for more information.