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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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KNIFE RIVER CONSTRUCTION TO START WORK ON LA PORTE ROAD EMERGENCY RELIEF REHABILITATION PROJECT ON AUGUST 24, 2020

Tuesday, August 18, 2020/Categories: News and Announcements

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August 18, 2020

KNIFE RIVER CONSTRUCTION TO START WORK ON LA PORTE ROAD EMERGENCY RELIEF REHABILITATION PROJECT ON AUGUST 24, 2020

BUTTE COUNTY, CALIF.--The La Porte Road Emergency Relief Rehabilitation Project will provide for removal and replacement of damaged pavement sections with asphalt dig-outs along with placement of a hot mix asphalt overlay, shoulder backing and thermoplastic striping.  Total project length is 0.70 miles, and extends from Oro Bangor Highway to 0.70 miles southerly. This repair work will remedy damage caused from the emergency response for the 2017 Oroville Dam Spillway Incident.
Traffic control will be in place during construction operations starting August 24, 2020, through September 25, 2020.  Work hours for traffic control will be 7am to 5pm daily.  Motorists should expect up to 15 minute delays during construction, and are urged to use caution while passing through the work zones and to use alternate routes if possible.  
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 our critical infrastructure repairs moving forward. 
The Butte County Public Works Department has been serving its residents since 1850, providing cost effective roadway maintenance services.  The Department maintains approximately 1,300 miles of roadways, over 500 bridges and drainage structures and more than 18,000 road signs.  
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