Caltrans

Time for state, county to look at freeway ramps

Placer County opened the Sunset Boulevard overpass Sunday afternoon, culminating a year-long project to improve traffic safety and congestion along the Highway 65 corridor connecti ...

I-80 construction plans raising funding concerns

Construction plans to improve the Interstate 80/Highway 65 interchange are raising concerns. One of the concerns is funding which could be diverted from other construction projec ...

Looking behind the scenes: Don’t confuse county CEO with grim reaper

While bowing, the Notebook feels it would have been better television had Akio Toyoda cut off the last digit of his little finger — or even engage in a little seppuku — while t ...

Let Mr. Conkey move to a house on Canal Street

I have a suggestion for the residents of Canal Street and near by subdivision in North Auburn. Since Mr. Jim Conkey is “stuck between a rock and a hard place” to make it easier ...

Proposed exit closure raises concerns

City and county officials are considering a recommendation from Caltrans to eliminate the Taylor Road/Pacific Street Interstate 80 off-ramp in Roseville but area business leaders p ...

Placer makes inroads in better transportation

This year has presented its fair share of challenges to Placer County, but amidst the many fiscal obstacles local governments are confronted with, there are some areas where we wer ...

$70-million retrofit?

The towering Foresthill Bridge is due for a $70-million facelift this spring that will not only toughen its support structure but renew some of the span’s sparkle. And while Pla ...

I-80 detour end is in sight

The road to rehab Interstate 80 just east of Colfax is moving into the home stretch – with the end of detours in view. Caltrans is anticipating that road rehabilitation of I-80 ...

Gold Run rest stop reopens

To the relief of many motorists, Interstate 80’s popular Gold Run rest stop is opening again after being closed for more than a year for renovations. And part of the blame for t ...

Accident-prone Highway 49 intersection in Auburn gets safer

Glenn Scott has watched the accidents happening on a regular basis since opening Nevada Street’s Scott Auto Trim 25 years ago. He can see the carnage from his front window. Typi ...

Short school year puts US at disadvantage

Touting the notebook while realizing once I Want Revenge was scratched, we wound up with the best Kentucky Derby in decades. Now if we can only scratch I Want Revenge from our poli ...

Highway 49 road improvements OK’d between Grass Valley and Auburn

A narrow stretch of Highway 49 between Auburn and Grass Valley is getting $1 million for a safety upgrade. The California Transportation Commission approved the funding on Thursda ...

I-80 nightly truck, bus escort begins

Less than a week into its rehabilitation of Interstate 80, Caltrans is now escorting trucks through a detour after a semi tipped over on the route. The Get Across 80 campaign, whi ...

Our View: I-80 makeover will be smooth if we’re all safe

If you’re finding nighttime travel between Auburn and Tahoe to be a little cumbersome, stay calm. Your patience will pay off. While truckers, skiers and lake-seeking vacationers ...

Stimulus package means cash for you

The recently enacted $787 billion economic stimulus plan appears to have something for nearly everyone, including Auburn, Placer County and you. The funding will put people back t ...