Expect Delays, Detours on Highway 44 at I-5

State Route 44 in Redding at Interstate 5 will be CLOSED at night, between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. starting Monday, July 25th, and continuing through Friday, July 29th.

The closure will affect both eastbound and westbound directions of travel, alternating sides. Detours will be in place and clearly marked.

The closure is necessary to facilitate the installation of concrete girders (beams) on the new section of bridge, which is part of the Central Redding Interchange project.

This $5.9 million project is under construction and will be completed in the summer of 2012. The project, being constructed by Tullis, Inc. of Redding, will add an additional lane in the southbound direction from .5 miles north of Cypress Avenue to the Hilltop Drive overcrossing, which will allow for through traffic to be separated from ramp weaving movements through the interchange.

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6 Responses

  1. Avatar CinnamonKern says:

    How delicate and obfuscatory to call those manic dashes for safety through a blindly speeding mob of through traffic "ramp weaving movements." Somehow, the mere phrase makes me feel safer. This entire interchange was ill-conceived, to put it delicately.

    • Avatar rmv says:

      kinda like the $2,500,000 catch fence caltrans put up?

      whoops, that's right the contractors have now removed most of it,

      or have they? i know it might have save 10, 000 lives in the little time it was up?

      oh well, just another $4,000,000 will put it back, right?

      kinda reminds me of the FOUNTAIN CURVE up near round mtn.

      IT'S CALLED "JOB PLANNING", or lack of it??????????? 🙂

    • Avatar rmv says:


  2. Avatar rmv says:


    oh that's right hilltop people, and others did, AND IT "DID NOT" COST "YOU

    CITY OF REDDING TAXPAYERS" A CENT!! (yeah right) 🙂

    any one want to challenge me on that point?? BRING IT!!

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