California Department of Transportation
District 2 - Redding
May 27, 2010
PROPOSITION 1B TRANSPORTATION BOND PROVIDES $22.9 MILLION FOR INTERSTATE 5 PROJECT IN SHASTA COUNTY
Redding – Caltrans today announced that construction will begin Tuesday, June 1, 2010, on a $24.7 million project that will build new truck climbing lanes on Interstate 5 in Shasta County. The project is funded primarily ($22.9 million) by Proposition 1B, the $19.9 billion-dollar transportation bond championed by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and approved by voters in 2006. During the next two weeks there will be lane closures between 7 p.m. and 6 a.m. nightly to do restriping in anticipation of shifting traffic. There will be a reduction in the speed limit during lane closures.
"When the voters passed Proposition 1B, they wanted action and action is what they're getting. Proposition 1B is paying for vital transportation projects up and down California," said Governor Schwarzenegger. "Investing in our infrastructure is also strengthening our economy and creating jobs throughout the state when we need them most."
Interstate 5 is the transportation backbone for California and a vital goods movement corridor. The project will ease traffic congestion by constructing new lanes for trucks on I-5 between Cottonwood and Anderson. In addition to new truck-climbing lanes, Caltrans will resurface nearly 14 lane-miles of existing highway pavement within the project limits.
The project is a partnership between Caltrans, the Federal Highway Administration, and the Shasta County Regional Transportation Planning Agency. Construction is expected to be completed in spring 2011.
For more information please contact the Public Information Office at 530-225-3260.