Interstate 80

Old Town Auburn tunnel tales: Gold, ghosts, graffiti and glow sticks

The ongoing drought has created a gold mine in Old Town Auburn – literally. Yards from the giant statue of the man who discovered the glowing metal and jump-started the foun ...

Caltrans to start first lift of the Raise 80 overcrossing project

LOOMIS – A $36 million construction project to raise the vertical clearance of nine Interstate 80 overcrossings from Loomis to Magra will start in early September. The Caltr ...

Motorcycle rider killed on I-80 near Colfax

Witnesses have told California Highway Patrol investigators that a motorcyclist killed Friday on Interstate 80 near Colfax was trying to split freeway traffic when the crash occurr ...

‘Gem of the Foothills’ turns century-and-a-half

Newcastle, which bills itself as “the Gem of the Foothills,” closed off the town square to traffic on Sunday as folks from across the area came to celebrate the sesquic ...

Caltrans I-80 overpass work subject of Newcastle drop-in session

Caltrans will play host to an open-house meeting May 28 in Newcastle to inform residents and businesses about the upcoming Interstate 80 vertical-clearance project on Interstate 80 ...

Caltrans announces $36 million I-80 overpass clearance project

If they haven’t already, northern Placer County drivers who frequent Interstate 80 or its overpasses would do well to learn alternate routes on city and county roads. Caltra ...

Crack sealing causes congestion on Auburn roads

Afternoon traffic on Elm Avenue in Auburn was held up for nearly two hours Wednesday due to Caltrans workers sealing cracks in the pavement near the Save Mart shopping center and I ...

Three injured in I-80 crash, rollover in Auburn

  A truck that reportedly stopped on Interstate 80 near the Nevada Street exit in Auburn was broadsided in a crash that sent three people to hospital today. The crash was re ...

Missing Colfax man's body found off Interstate 80 in Placer County

  Colfax resident Eric Garcia, who was reported missing Dec. 8, was found dead inside his vehicle at 5 p.m. Sunday, the Placer County Sheriff’s Office said today. Acco ...

First winter storm hits Sierra Nevada resorts

SODA SPRINGS -- The first major storm system rolled into the Sierra foothills this week, and snow enthusiasts as well as commuters can expect to see more snow on the ground, as wel ...