Road repair complete

Upper portion of Centerville Road reopened to traffic

The upper portion of Centerville Road, which had been washed out during February’s heavy storms, has reopened to all traffic, Butte County announced Tuesday (Sept. 24). Repair work included removing and replacing failed embankment and drainage structures.

The roughly $378,000 contract was completed by Knife River Construction, and the project was funded through the Federal Emergency Management Agency, according to the county.

Safety concerns had mounted regarding the washed out portion of the road—and another section that was damaged in January 2017 (see “Road repairs coming,” Downstroke, Sept. 12). The repaired section of Upper Centerville Road provides general roadway access and an evacuation route north for Butte Creek Canyon residents.