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Brazen break-in at business off Interstate 80 in Auburn

AUBURN CA - Thieves drove off Interstate 80 and cut a wire fence before making off with two riding lawn tractors from an Auburn business sometime overnight Monday. Sundowner Trail ...

Snow backs up big rig traffic on Interstate 80, closes schools

COLFAX, CA -- Semi-trucks line Interstate 80 and its interchanges and frontage roads from Auburn to Colfax this morning as they either wait out the snow storm or stop to put on cha ...

Copper wire thieves caught red-handed

Three suspects were caught in the act of stealing copper wire Tuesday morning from a traffic advisory message sign on westbound Interstate 80 west of Cisco Grove. The collaborate ...

Caltrans window damage process a rocky road for some Auburn claimants

Caltrans has $10.3 billion in road construction projects taking place around the state. But it has no way of monitoring the impact of sloppy cleanup procedures by contractors that ...

Call to readers: How was your experience on I-80 rock chip claims?

The $3.9 million resurfacing project on Interstate 80 through Auburn included reports of a spate of damaged windshields from kicked up rocks. Caltrans and the contractor – Chicoâ ...

Freeway work chipping off drivers

A $3.9 million project to resurface a 2-mile stretch of Interstate 80 through Auburn has turned into a mini business bonanza for the people who replace auto windshields. A Caltran ...

Highway 49 widening project begins

A safer journey between Auburn and Grass Valley is the goal as Caltrans starts a $29 million widening project along Highway 49. Road-widening construction work is now starting on ...

Low snow could blanket Auburn

Forget snowball fights and snowmen. With the possibility of some serious snow falling in Auburn on Thursday, Mark Lizotte was reveling in the possibility of taking his snowmobile ...

Corpse discovery in creek near I-80 spurs investigation

The discovery of a man’s corpse near Boreal Mountain ski resort is producing more questions than answers for the Nevada County Sheriff’s Office. Sheriff Keith Royal said Frida ...

Interstate 80 construction shutting down for snow season

With snowstorms already starting to pound the upper Sierra, much-traveled Interstate 80 is saying ‘goodbye’ to construction crews and ‘welcome back’ to throngs of skiers. C ...

Caltrans gets its way on new Foresthill Bridge railing height

It’s not as high as some would like and it’s not as low as it is now, but it looks like the height of the railing on the Foresthill Bridge will be just right for Caltrans. Wit ...

Bridge-raising project still under fire

Caltrans officials said Horseshoe Bar Road may be closed for as little as 10 days during bridge raising, which Loomis Fire says is still too long. Bridge closures of up to 60 days ...

Milder mountain weather revs up Caltrans’ I-80 roadwork

Caltrans contractors are moving back onto Interstate 80 to start a new round of improvements. A total of $521 million in construction projects are planned between this spring and ...

Meeting tonight on bridge closures

Plans by Caltrans to close Loomis bridges over Interstate 80 for several months will devastate Loomis businesses, a town official said. “Times are tough. This would really hurt ...

High-tech Recovery Act road project aids Placer County motorists

Federal stimulus funds for traffic sensors are aiding Placer County commuters on Highway 65. Located under the pavement, the sensors provide real-time information for Caltrans at ...