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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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BUTTE COUNTY ANNOUNCES FACEBOOK LIVE DISCUSSION ON WEED ABATEMENT ENHANCEMENT

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April 22, 2020

 

BUTTE COUNTY ANNOUNCES FACEBOOK LIVE DISCUSSION ON WEED ABATEMENT ENHANCEMENT

Butte County, Calif.— Butte County will host a Facebook Live presentation and discussion with Butte County Fire Chief David Hawks and Butte County District 5 Supervisor Doug Teeter regarding a possible amendment that would enhance the Butte County Weed Abatement Ordinance. The Weed Abatement Ordinance outlines, among other things, the vegetation management responsibilities for residents of wildfire-prone areas.

The Facebook Live presentation and discussion will take place on the Butte County Facebook page located at www.Facebook.com/ButteCounty on Thursday, April 23, 2020 at 2:00pm. Butte County residents are encouraged to watch the Facebook Live presentation and join in the question and answer discussion immediately following the presentation. Questions will be answered in the order they are received.

 

 

 

Wednesday, April 22, 2020 /Number of views (689) /Categories: News and Announcements
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HEGAN LANE PAVEMENT REHABILITATION

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 21, 2020


HEGAN LANE PAVEMENT REHABILITATION

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.




Tuesday, April 21, 2020 /Number of views (708) /Categories: News and Announcements
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UPDATE ON THE CENTERVILLE ROAD REPAIR PROJECT

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April 20, 2020


UPDATE ON THE CENTERVILLE ROAD REPAIR PROJECT

Butte County, Ca – Work started on the Centerville Road Storm Damage Repair Project during the week of April 13, 2020.  The Contractor plans to initiate construction of the Soldier Pile Wall beginning on Thursday, April 23 and Friday, April 24.  During this two day time period, the amount of heavy equipment necessary to accomplish the drilling work will require restricted access on Centerville Road.  Under the contract terms, the Contractor is allowed no more than 12 working days during the course of this project that they can close the roadway to all traffic for specific times of the day.

The roadway operation schedule for Thursday, April 23 and Friday, April 24 is planned as follows:

Midnight to 8am Roadway open to all traffic, expect less than 15 minute delays
8am to 10am Roadway closed to all traffic
10am to 10:30 am Road open to all traffic, expect less than 15 minute delays
10:30am to 12pm Roadway closed to all traffic
12pm to 1pm Roadway open to all traffic, expect less than 15 minute delays
1pm to 2:30pm Roadway closed to all traffic
2:30pm to 3pm Roadway open to all traffic, expect less than 15 minute delays
3pm to 4:30pm Roadway closed to all traffic
4:30pm to midnight Roadway open to all traffic, expect less than 15 minute delays


The Contractor has placed a changeable message board sign near the intersection of Honey Run Road and Centerville Road, and will post updates to this schedule if there are planned changes.  Butte Creek Canyon residents, delivery/solid waste collection services, bicyclists and others with plans to travel into this area are encouraged to plan their schedules around these planned closures, to minimize the congestion, and allow the Contractor the opportunity to get this critical work completed.

Plans are being made to accommodate emergency vehicle traffic such as Fire, EMS and Butte County Sheriff’s Office, and every effort will be made to allow emergency traffic through the work zone with a minimal amount of delay.
 
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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Monday, April 20, 2020 /Number of views (731) /Categories: News and Announcements
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CRACK SEALING OF LOWER WYANDOTTE ROAD AND PALERMO ROAD



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April 13, 2020

CRACK SEALING OF LOWER WYANDOTTE ROAD AND PALERMO ROAD

Oroville, Calif.-- Butte County Public Works will be performing crack sealing of Lower Wyandotte Road from the Upper Palermo Road/Ophir Road intersection to Feather Falls Boulevard, and on Palermo Road from the railroad tracks to the Palermo Road/Upper Palermo Road intersection during the time period of April 21, 2020 to April 24, 2020.  This crack sealing process will help to seal the roadway surface, and will help prevent the formation of potholes during inclement weather.
Motorists that travel these roadways should expect delays of up to 15 minutes. Work schedules will vary based on the weather and crew availability, but will generally start at 7:30 a.m. with work completed and roads opened back up to traffic by 3:00 p.m.
During work hours, both Lower Wyandotte and Palermo road will be restricted to a single lane of traffic, with flaggers stopping and directing traffic through the work zone. 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.  Please drive carefully and pay attention to the directions provided by our traffic control personnel.
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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Monday, April 13, 2020 /Number of views (659) /Categories: News and Announcements
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ANNUAL GRAVEL ROAD STABILIZATION PROJECT


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April 9, 2020

ANNUAL GRAVEL ROAD STABILIZATION PROJECT

Butte County, Calif.--It is time once again for Butte County Public Works to begin the annual gravel road stabilization project.  This process typically involves preparing the existing roadway by grading and repairing any drainage issues, adding additional gravel where necessary, then watering and compacting the roadway surface.  Lastly, a soil stabilization product (Dustgard) is applied to chemically bind the roadway materials together, with the goal of reducing the formation of washboard and potholes. Once the soil stabilization product is applied, traffic should stay off the roadway surface until the product has been absorbed into the roadway surface – usually less than 30 minutes. This work will help keep the roadways smooth and safe for drivers throughout the long dry summer.  Work will be performed on the entirety of Helltown Road (Butte Creek Canyon area), starting at Centerville Rd. going approx. 1.6 miles to the end of the County maintained road. Crews will also treat Mud Creek Road, in Cohasset, starting at Cohasset Road for approx. 1.5 miles to the intersection at Vilas Road. 
Motorists that travel these roadways should expect delays.  Times for application will vary daily, but will generally start during times of low traffic volumes, on April 15, 2020-April 16, 2020 from 8:00am to 8:00pm.  Roads will be open, but will have traffic control in place and motorists should expect approximately 30 minute delays.   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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Thursday, April 09, 2020 /Number of views (675) /Categories: News and Announcements
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