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Our View: Slow down, stay alert and save lives

At some point you’ve encountered it this summer — roadwork. The question is … how did you drive through it? Were you cautious? Did you slow down to the posted speed limit? We ...

Winter weather conditions expected Memorial Day weekend

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) is advising motorists of winter weather with the potential for snow starting Friday. This weekend, Caltrans is warning motor ...

Detour scheduled for I-80 today

Motorists on westbound Interstate 80 will be detoured today from 5:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. for combined maintenance operations, according to Caltrans. The detour is scheduled to begi ...

Storm to bring much-needed snow, rain

February brought a generous share of sunny days and mild temperatures but it’s leaving with a smacking reminder that there’s still another month of winter in store. A system th ...

Caltrans begins work on Highway 49, Interstate 80

Locals can expect to slow for flashing lights as Caltrans starts on basic roadside maintenance along Highway 49 and Interstate 80. Rochelle Jenkins, a spokeswoman for Caltrans, s ...

Anyone else hit a bumpy road?

I’m sure like most drivers, I am glad for the Cal Trans project to resurface Interstate 80 through Auburn. I had seen the signs at the exits though out town stating when the work ...

Motorists and cyclists are urged to be aware in cone zones

Summer in Auburn is often filled with swimming, lazy days, popsicles, and road construction. Currently in the Auburn area California Department of Transportation has several diffe ...

Stormy pattern continues through the week

Don’t expect springlike sunny days any time soon. Storms lined up in the Pacific will bring more wind, rain and snow at least through early next week. Today’s weather system wo ...

Stormy week to bring low snow levels

Winter’s back. By Thursday, snow levels will drop to 1,500 to 2,000 feet, according to Angus Barkhuff, forecaster with the National Weather Service office in Sacramento. A stron ...

Keep blame where it belongs

Frances Hare’s Journal letter of Aug. 22 would have us all believe that the I-80 rock-throwing incident is the fault of Caltrans because there is no “protective fencing to prev ...

Who will pay for damages?

On May 4, my windshield was cracked by a loose rock on Highway 65 between Sunset and Twelve Bridges. I contacted Caltrans and I was told that they contracted out the work to DeSi ...

Travelling this weekend? Expect company

Travelers taking to the highways over the holiday weekend can expect a lot of company, roadwork delays and high law enforcement visibility. AAA of Northern California estimates a ...

District 8 is a vast space

I wanted to respond to the Caltrans truck in Pahrump, Nev. (Reader Input, April 29). District 8 covers a lot of desert. In many cases the only available housing which has the norm ...

Does Caltrans cover Nevada?

On April 2 I was visiting in Pahrump, Nev. On that date at about 10:28 a.m., I noticed a Caltrans pickup parked in a residential driveway. If this was that employee’s home add ...