Cal-Trans says significant progress is being made on the Highway 299 detour at Big French Creek in Trinity County. Steve Manning Construction has been moving a lot of material and new disposal sites nearer to the job have increased operational efficiency by 73%. The detour reopened over the weekend and is now open daily from 5:30AM to 7:30AM and from 4:30PM to 6:30PM. It’s also open overnight, but one hour delays can be expected during that time. That schedule will continue as long as weather allows. The highway was closed in mid-December after a massive volume of rock and dirt dropped from the mountainside. An eventual permanent 2-way road should be finished by early Summer.