You can drive here! | Caltrans

OK! Highway 299 is looking more like a highway you can rely on than it has in months. Just in time for waterslide season!

Caltrans shares the latest, more east-west travel-friendly 299 hours, below:


Caltrans District 2 announces that State Route 299 is now offering all motorists traveling SR299 near Big French Creek, single-time openings on the hour, overnight with one-hour delays, and all day on Sundays, as the work on the emergency slide progresses.

The new schedule is effective immediately, as follows:
Monday to Saturday

  • Single-time openings on the hour from 6:00 am to 6:00 pm every day. Motorists must be in line on the hour in order to pass through the construction area, one-way traffic control with minimum delays. 
  • Overnight from 6:00 pm to 6:00 am with one hour delays, one-way traffic control.
  • Open all day from Sunday at 6:00 am throughout the day and overnight to Monday at 6:00 am, one-way traffic control, with a maximum of 30-minute delays.

All detour openings are subject to change at any time due to weather conditions or for safety reasons.

Caltrans recommends motorists to always check road condition prior to traveling. For updates please call our hotline at (530) 225-3452, like us on Facebook @Caltrans District 2 and follow us on Twitter @CaltransD2.