Road repairs coming

Upper portion of Centerville Road should be fixed next month

This week, Butte County started rebuilding Upper Centerville Road, a portion of which washed out during February’s heavy storms. The contract was awarded to Knife River Construction for approximately $378,000, and should be completed by Oct. 4.

In addition to general roadway access, it’ll provide an evacuation route north for those living in Butte Creek Canyon. Concerned about safety, resident Laura George (pictured) circulated a petition to urge the county to act this summer (see “No way out,” Newslines, Aug. 1) on that and another portion of the road, damaged in January 2017.

“We can’t predict where a fire or flood is going to happen,” she told the CN&R then. “You’d think after the Camp Fire … there’d be some priority of evacuation routes.”