public works

Abnormal rains spur pothole problems in Placer County

Placer County is dealing with the rim-scraping, tire-popping after-effects of an abnormally torrential rainy season. As the ground dries out, roads are starting to sprout a new an ...

Low snow could blanket Auburn

Forget snowball fights and snowmen. With the possibility of some serious snow falling in Auburn on Thursday, Mark Lizotte was reveling in the possibility of taking his snowmobile ...

Caltrans gets its way on new Foresthill Bridge railing height

It’s not as high as some would like and it’s not as low as it is now, but it looks like the height of the railing on the Foresthill Bridge will be just right for Caltrans. Wit ...

Finley now a one-way street

It’s official. City Public Works crews completed signage and paint work Monday designating Finley Street between High and Orange streets as one-way in the southbound direction. ...

Seeing the possibilities

When Rick Dondro looks at the miles of blacktop that crisscross Placer County, he sees nuances passing motorists seldom consider. North Auburn’s Bell Road is one example. Dondr ...