Redding to Anderson Six Lanes - RASL
I-5 Shasta County
The California Department of Transportation Project (Caltrans) District 2 is building the Redding to Anderson Six Lane Project (RASL) on Interstate 5 (I-5) in partnership with Shasta Regional Transportation and other local governmental agencies. The RASL Project is adding an additional northbound and southbound lane on Interstate 5 from the Deschutes Road interchange to just south of the Bonnyview/Churn Creek Road interchange, making it a continuous 6-lane facility. Other improvements include rehabilitating the existing pavement, new median barrier, guard railing, overhead signs and upgraded lighting.
Safety improvements include longer acceleration lanes for slower moving trucks. The project also includes the widening of 8 structures as well as replacement of the Anderson Creek Bridge and the South Anderson Railroad Overhead. I-5 traffic will be managed with additional Intelligent Transportation Systems.
Construction for the $120 million project started in 2018 with work continuing through the end of 2021. Construction is currently in the final phase of the project, with work underway on southbound lanes and structures in the Anderson area. Total cost for construction is estimated at $120M. State and Federal funding comes from the SB-1 Trade Corridor Enhancement Program, State Transportation Improvement Program, the State Highway Operation Protection Program, and local funds from Shasta County and the City of Anderson.