Caltrans District 2 release: 


Caltrans District 2 will conduct single-time openings next week on State Route 299W between Junction City and Helena due to contracted rock scaling and timber falling operations.  The highway has been open to continuous one-way traffic control in the area of the Helena Fire since September 11.  Anticipated single-time openings for next week are:

  • 9 a.m.
  • 12 p.m.
  • 3 p.m.

Motorists in line at the single-time openings will be allowed through the area.  Motorists are asked arrive at the closure areas within 15 minutes of the anticipated opening times. 

The last pilot car will take traffic through the area at 7:45 a.m. each morning. The highway will reopen to continuous one-way traffic control at 6 p.m. and continue overnight until 7:45 a.m. the following day. This schedule is anticipated for Monday, September 25 through Saturday, September 30. 

For additional road and traffic control information, please visit our webpage at, call our hotline at 530-225-3452 or follow us on Facebook at Caltrans District 2 or Twitter at CaltransD2.