PG&E crews have been working to place many miles of electric transmission lines underground to reduce wildfire risk in Northern California. On Tuesday an “undergrounding” project began in the footprint of the Monument Fire in Trinity and Humboldt Counties. Traffic delays for travelers on Highway 299 will be unavoidable during the project, which is starting near Burnt Ranch just east of Mill Creek Road and continuing to 1.2 miles west of Big French Creek Bridge. 24 hour traffic control with 15 minute delays can be expected through the end of the year, with the exception of each Saturday at 6PM to each Sunday at 6PM. Undergrounding projects are already underway on Highways 70 and 89, and will begin soon on Highway 36 and on Highway 299 near Bella Vista.