Public Works

City restructure aimed at streamlining, savings

The city of Auburn has taken its first steps in streamlining city government operations with the merging of two major departments – Public Works and Community Development. T ...

Placer County roads to get safer with skid resistant coating

Some of Placer County’s most crash-prone sections of road are targeted for a coating of skid-resistant aggregates. Formulated to lessen the chances of vehicles skidding off ...

Auburn amps up the draw for electric cars

Thanks to the combination of a $10,000 grant and two electronic vehicle charging stations, donated by an up-and-coming local business, the city of Auburn is poised to ride the wave ...

Regional link would boost sewer rates in Auburn

Auburn residents and business owners may see a change in their sewer rates this summer due to a $6 to $8 fee increase that will be proposed to the City Council at the next meeting, ...

Spring brings road construction, signal-light problems to Auburn

Better weather and an upcoming sporting event on Auburn roads means one thing right now – road construction. Auburn’s Public Works, Caltrans and the Placer County Wate ...

Storm rains 8 inches on Auburn but drought still on

The Auburn area experienced the first major rainstorm of the season over the weekend, with just over 8 inches falling from Thursday to Monday. Sunday represented the peak of a sto ...

Trash-filled Meadow Vista travel trailer moved by Highway Patrol

  A 40-foot-long travel trailer stuffed to the ceiling with garbage has been taken away from the side of Placer Hills Road. The California Highway Patrol removed the trailer ...

Placer’s 13 miles of bad road viewed as ugly but safe

      Placer County’s 13 miles of bad road are ugly, cracked, sometimes bumpy stretches of blacktop. But they’re safe, according to the Public Works ...

More weather rolling into Auburn

Auburn can expect another wet week, and officials said they are ready to weather the storm. A new storm is expected to bring 1 1/2 inches of rain to Auburn Sunday, according to D ...

Placer supervisors vote to accelerate Foresthill road fees

Future Foresthill home developers will be paying 21 percent to help bankroll a list of new transportation improvements that includes widening the Interstate 80 overcrossing in Aubu ...