3 Area ‘Safe Routes to School’ Projects Receive Federal Funding

Caltrans today awarded $66 million to cities, counties, and regional agencies for 139 Safe Routes to School (SRTS) projects to improve safety for students in grades K-8 who walk and bicycle to and from school. “By improving safety, more children… Continue Reading

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Commemorate the Diestelhorst Family, Reid’s Ferry, Today

Three area organizations will unveil and dedicate twin bronze 18-by-24 inch markers during a presentation today, October 8, at 11 a.m. The Rotary Club of Redding, Shasta Historical Society and the Ancient and Honorable Order of E. Clampus Vitus have… Continue Reading

Redding Toastmaster’s Holds Humorous Speech Contest

Redding Toastmaster’s Club Toast at Noon (TAN) is hosting an outrageously funny Humorous Speech Contest on Wednesday, August 17 from 11:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m. The group meets at Cal Trans on Riverside Drive in Redding, CA. If you’ve never been… Continue Reading

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Video Explains Caltrans’ I-5 High Tension Cable Barrier Project

The California Department of Transportation in District 2 has made available a video explaining the benefits of cable median barrier on its webpage at www.caltrans2.info. The video (see below for a shorter version) explains how the cable median barrier works,… Continue Reading

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Highway 89 Bike Corridor Gains Prominence

Summer is the season around here for long bike rides, although one cyclist’s definition of a long ride might be another’s definition of insanity.

If by long you mean loooooonnng, you may be happy to learn that Adventure Cycling Association has included Highway 89 from Mount Shasta to Truckee on a new, 2,400-mile Sierra Cascades Bicycle Route that roughly parallels the Pacific Crest hiking trail from Canada to Mexico.

But even if your idea … Continue Reading

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Buckhorn Grade Improvement Project To Resume In September

The summertime drive from overheated Redding to the refreshing waters of the Trinity River and the Pacific Ocean may be easier in a few years, but vacationers might have to share the highway with more big rigs. The next round… Continue Reading

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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,… Continue Reading

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I-5 and Oasis Loop Onramp to Open Wednesday Night

A newly constructed loop on-ramp at the Redding Interstate 5-Oasis Road interchange will be opened to traffic on Wednesday evening (July 20). Crews will complete roadway striping throughout Wednesday and energize new traffic signals at the interchange before opening the… Continue Reading