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Roads, Engineering, Airports
Mitch Crosby, Road Commissioner
Steve Jacques, Deputy Road Commissioner
202 W. 4th Street
Alturas, CA 96101



Good Morning,  

The Road Department crews have been working around the clock to address flooding issues throughout the County crews from every district put in a tremendous amount of effort to keep the roadways open. The Road Superintendent, Jeff Hays, worked tirelessly through the night on Thursday with help from the Modoc County Sheriff’s dispatch and our crews monitoring conditions, getting people where they needed to be and keeping a flow of information open. 

Lookout appeared to be the area that was hardest hit from the flooding conditions. We did lose a couple of large culverts on County Road 93 near the cemetery in Lookout. We were able to bridge the area using some large trench plates so as to keep traffic flowing in one lane.  Our crews also spent much of Friday escorting cars on County Road 93 near the Lookout Ranchettes, as we had water across the road on the only passable road in or out of that area. Our foreman for the Lookout district, Allen Moore, was deeply concerned that cars could drift off the roadway and be swept away from the flood waters, so guiding them through seemed to be the best option.

The road crews with the help of Caltrans and the CHP also closed the upper section of County Road 91 at State Highway 139. Traffic was being guided through the flooded areas of 139 at the Lookout cutoff and being rerouted on State Highways 139 and 299. 

Other districts were hit with flooding as well with Alturas and Surprise Valley also suffering damage. Roads in both of these areas were closed intermittently with some remaining closed through today. In working with our partners from the Forest Service we determined late Thursday that the Crowder Flat road (County Road 73) needed to be closed. That road was sustaining a great deal of damage and was only going to get worse, it will remain closed for some time until the waters recede. 

Below is a list of roads that have been affected by the flooding and their current conditions: 

In the Lookout area:

County Road 87 is now reopened. County Road 93 – one way traffic south of Lookout with no heavy vehicles being allowed. County roads 90 and 91 have been reopened.   

In the Surprise Valley Area:

County Road 29 has been reopened.  

In the Alturas Area:

County roads 69 and 70 are still closed.  County Road 73 (Crowder Flat Road) is still closed. 

We are trying to get as many roads as possible cleaned up before the next round of storms hit.  

Thank you,

Steve Jacques

Public Notice of DBE Goals:

The County of Modoc, Tulelake Municipal Airport, hereby announces its overall Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) goal of 5% for Federal Aviation Administration funded airport construction projects to be awarded during the three year period of 2016/2017/2018. 
The proposed goal rationale is available for inspection between 7:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., Monday through Thursday at the Road Department office, 202 W. 4th Street, Alturas, CA 96101, for 30 days from the date of this publication. 

Donna Bowlin,
Dec 8, 2016, 9:24 AM