CalTrans

Stop light repairs rupture North Auburn gas line

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

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 ...

Three-foot bike law takes effect

A new California bike law took effect Tuesday and could mean safer roads for cyclists throughout the state – especially in popular bike destinations like Auburn. The new law ...

Log truck rollover halts traffic

An overturned logging truck blocked traffic on Highway 193 outside of Newcastle Monday afternoon spilling nearly a dozen large logs along the roadway. The accident occurred on a w ...

Reader Input: Address concerns to the proper entity

In response to Michael Burke (“Auburn needs curb appeal,” Reader Input, Aug. 13), there is a difference between the Auburn City Council and the Placer County Board of S ...

Landscaping posing problems for Caltrans

An Auburn-area business received notice that their landscaping upgrades would need to be removed, but Caltrans is now offering to work with them pending permit approvals. For Aubu ...

High-Elm bottleneck defies easy answer

A troublesome traffic light in Downtown Auburn is raising eyebrows and blood pressure for travelers stuck in its snare. The stoplight at Elm Avenue and High Street has been and on ...

Reader Input: Caltrans spruced up I-80 nicely

“Wow” is what I can say and “thank you” to Caltrans. All the on- and off-ramps from I-80 around town look great. They are cleaned up and they have been edge ...

Roadside fire hazards worry residents

Residents of a Newcastle mobile home park are concerned about the fire dangers associated with the poorly maintained shoulder of the freeway that backs up to their neighborhood. T ...

Caltrans: Expect delays on Highway 49 during roadwork

Caltrans is now targeting mid-July for a start on projects along portions of Highway 49 near Auburn and Highway 193 in Newcastle that are expected to result in delays for motorists ...