02/18/2020 | News release | Distributed by Public on 02/18/2020 15:27
VEGETATION REMOVAL AND FIRE FUEL MANAGEMENT ON BIG BEND, DARK CANYON AND PINKSTON CANYON ROADS
Butte County, Calif.-- Butte County Public Works is performing fuel management along Big Bend Road, from Highway 70 to Nobb Road, on Dark Canyon Road from Big Bend to the end of the County maintained roadway, and also on Pinkston Canyon Road from Highway 70 to Concow Road. Work will be performed in the County right of way, and consists of the removal and chipping of brush and over-populated small trees, along with raising the canopy of the older established trees to achieve a shaded fuel break.
Motorists that travel these roadways should expect delays of up to 15 minutes. Work schedules will vary based on crew availability, but will generally start at 7:00 a.m. with work completed and roads opened back up to traffic by 3:00 p.m.
Work will continue as crews are available through April 17, 2020. During work hours, roads will be restricted to a single lane of traffic, with flaggers stopping and directing traffic through the work zone.
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.