Traffic on Highway 299 West is now flowing a little faster. Caltrans, District 2 has announced that construction work on the Dri Whiskey Pavement Preservation Project is complete. The project, funded by SB 1, improved 21 miles of the highway west of Redding, between Old Shasta and Crystal \Creek Road. Other work included new guardrails and drainage, dike work, signage, and striping. The project, started last April, slowed travelers to 35 miles an hour, with 24-hour traffic controls at times.