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New speed limit enforced to protect I-5 expansion project workers

A new speed limit is now being enforced to protect workers that are working on the I-5 expansion project.

Posted: Apr 10, 2019 4:48 PM
Updated: Apr 10, 2019 4:49 PM

SHASTA COUNTY, Calif. - A new speed limit is now being enforced to protect workers that are working on the I-5 expansion project.

Nearly $12 million has been allocated toward a project to expand a portion of I-5 from four lanes to six lanes.

The new speed limit, which is already in effect, will now be reduced to 55 miles per hour for crews working on I-5. The speed limit is in place from 7 p.m. - 7 a.m. daily. 

Caltrans said the project will cost $13 million to complete and is being fuSenatey senate bill 1, also known as the California Gas Tax. 

The project has a set time of three years to complete and crews will also be making improvements on the highway during that time. 

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