Caltrans will repave eight lane miles of State Route 299 from east of Little French Creek to east of Manzanita Creek Bridge near the community of Big Bar in Trinity County, due to the funds from Senate Bill 1 (SB 1), the Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017.
“This section of SR-299 runs along Trinity River, the Shasta-Trinity National Forest, near several recreational spots and popular campgrounds, and it is the key connector between Redding and the Pacific Coast,” said Caltrans Director Laurie Berman. “This project is important to the many tourists, residents and commercial trucks that depend on a smooth commute to safely reach their destination.”
SR-299 serves as the main road for the communities of Burnt Ranch, Big Bar and Big Flat. More than 2,000 motorists per day use the rural, scenic highway. Many small businesses dedicated to water rafting, lodging and other tourism services rely on the good condition of SR-299 because it is the main access route to their business. Large commercial truckers use the highway to move goods from Central California and other states through the coast. Local families depend on the state route to transport their child to school and other basic services. The pavement project will provide motorists with optimal road conditions, and a safer and smoother commute.