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State crews team up to clear debris from Alta transient camps
Tuesday Jun 16 2015
More than 500 50-gallon bags of trash are the byproduct of a multi-agency clean up and fuel reduction effort along Interstate 80 near Alta. Since June 3 crews from Caltrans have c ...
Reader Input: Strange that they buy ads
Wednesday May 20 2015
Why do PG&E and Caltrans advertise on TV? Do we have another choice? These are the same folks who gave us the San Bruno explosion and fire and the Bay Bridge fiasco. Maybe they ...
Tour of California bike race to pedal through Auburn, Cool
Sunday May 10 2015
Monday will be a red-letter day for fans of competitive cycling when the Amgen Tour of California passes through Auburn and Cool. A total of 144 cyclists from 18 elite teams will ...
I-80 closure at Loomis needs one day, not two
Thursday Apr 23 2015
There was no need for two days of detours off Interstate 80 onto Taylor Road after all. Caltrans had planned to detour traffic overnight Tuesday and Wednesday but with work to rai ...
Loomis I-80 overpass ready to reach new heights
Wednesday Mar 25 2015
Four up and five to go. That’s the status of Caltrans’ Raise 80 work project as it moves into the spring construction season. Liza Whitmore, Caltrans District 3 spoke ...
Sunny weather offers no break for Caltrans
Thursday Mar 05 2015
SODA SPRINGS — Snow hasn’t fallen since the weekend and most of the large clearing equipment is parked in a massive garage, but that doesn’t mean the Caltrans Kin ...
Reader Input: Some things should be free
Wednesday Jan 28 2015
Why am I not surprised to read that the Auburn State Park ranger wants to eliminate free parking on Highway 49 at the confluence (“Caltrans gives frugal parkers a break on Hi ...
Reader Input: Gasoline taxes squandered
Thursday Jan 22 2015
Recently, the gasoline tax was increased another 10 cents in California. The gas tax is supposed to go for road building. It does not. Since the ’90s gas taxes have bee ...
Caltrans gives frugal parkers a break on Highway 49
Wednesday Jan 21 2015
State Parks officials say traffic and pedestrian safety is an emerging issue at one of the last free parking areas at the American River confluence in the Auburn State Recreation a ...
Slide slows Cool-Auburn canyon crawl commute
Wednesday Dec 24 2014
The “canyon crawl” commute between Auburn and Cool took on an even slower speed Tuesday when a morning rock slide forced partial closure of a stretch of Highway 49. Th ...
Chain controls over Donner Summit signal winter weather
Thursday Dec 18 2014
Wintry weather made upper-elevation driving in Placer County a challenge Wednesday and spurred a mandatory chain up on Interstate 80 over Donner Summit. The chains requirement for ...
Placer County faces bleak transportation funding future
Thursday Dec 04 2014
Dwindling state and federal funding sources are leaving many counties in a lurch when it comes to keeping up with their region transportation needs. In Placer County, like many ot ...
Rain downs rock, mud near Colfax
Tuesday Dec 02 2014
A moderate downpour on some loose rock and soil was enough to bring a portion of a hillside near Colfax tumbling down toward westbound Interstate 80 Saturday. The minor rockslide ...
Stop light repairs rupture North Auburn gas line
Wednesday Oct 08 2014
A Placer County work crew ruptured a natural gas line in North Auburn Tuesday morning prompting a school closure and emergency response. The break occurred at the corner of Bell R ...
Caltrans girds for some heavy lifting on Interstate 80 near Colfax
Thursday Sep 18 2014
Target time to start lifting the 1.88-million-pound Magra Road overpass and the accompanying closure of a lengthy stretch of Interstate 80 is set for 11 p.m. Tuesday. Part of a $3 ...
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