Redding to Anderson Six Lanes - RASL

Project Summary

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 will add 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 is slated to start in November 2018 with work continuing through 2021. 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.

Traffic Alerts

 Traffic will be shifted onto new I-5 alignments as bridges are staged for construction. The I-5 on-ramps and off-ramps may be closed for up to 5 days. Local detours for freeway access will be clearly marked. The public will be promptly informed when/if traffic delays are anticipated.


Project Manager: Eric Orr (530) 225-3466

Construction Engineer: Jim Wood (530) 225-3160