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Our View: Slow down, stay alert and save lives
Thursday Aug 16 2012
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
Thursday May 24 2012
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
Monday Apr 16 2012
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
Monday Feb 27 2012
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
Tuesday Jan 31 2012
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?
Tuesday Aug 23 2011
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
Thursday Jul 21 2011
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
Tuesday Mar 22 2011
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
Monday Feb 14 2011
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 ...
Going with the (traffic) flow.
Tuesday Dec 14 2010
Keep blame where it belongs
Monday Aug 23 2010
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?
Saturday Jul 24 2010
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
Thursday Jul 01 2010
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
Thursday Apr 29 2010
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?
Wednesday Apr 28 2010
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 ...
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