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Butte County is a place of natural beauty with countless opportunities for recreation in both rural and urban environments. Many Butte County residents live in one of the five incorporated towns or cities: Biggs, Chico, Gridley, Oroville or Paradise. Butte County government provides services to residents through 23 diverse departments. Services include elections, road maintenance, public safety, solid waste disposal, and health and human services to name a few.

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Tuesday, April 21, 2020/Categories: News and Announcements

April 21, 2020


CHICO, Calif.-- Knife River Construction will be begin the Hegan Lane Pavement Rehabilitation Project on Monday, April 27th, 2020. The project limits are from the Union Pacific Railroad tracks westerly to Dayton Road, a distance of 2.4 miles.  This project will rebuild the roadway’s foundation by pulverizing the existing asphalt, adding in 3-5% of dry cement, watering, compacting, and then replacing of all the asphalt concrete surfacing.  This project will improve the load carrying capacity of the roadway and result in a much smoother roadway surface with an anticipated 30 year design life.  This project is funded by Road Maintenance and Rehabilitation Account (RMRA) funds.

Motorists, pedestrians and bicycles that travel this route should expect 20 minute delays during the period of April 27th to June 12th and are encouraged to use alternate routes during this time period.  If motorists must travel through the work zone, they are urged to use caution and to obey the directions provided by traffic control personnel.  Public Safety emergency traffic will be given priority, and delays should be minimal. The roadway surface may be gravel, and may not be appropriate for all vehicles and bicycles. The hours of construction for this work are from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, weather permitting.  

All work is being performed in strict conformance with State and Local COVID-19 social distancing rules and hand sanitization guidelines, with the goal of keeping the County’s critical infrastructure projects moving forward.

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