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California Department of Transportation

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  • Caltrans urged to sell homes amid 710 Fwy. extension debate

    Caltrans urged to sell homes amid 710 Fwy. extension debate
    Pressure is mounting on the California Department of Transportation to sell the 460 properties it owns on the Long Beach (710) Freeway corridor, but officials say it could be years before any decision is made. For decades, Caltrans has owned hundreds...
  • Caltrans seeking to finish massive I-5 corridor project early

    Caltrans seeking to finish massive I-5 corridor project early
    State transportation officials say they are offering contractors millions of dollars in incentives to finish a massive construction project along the Golden State (5) Freeway ahead of schedule. The incentives come after representatives for the California...
  • Public meetings on 710 Fwy. extension proposals set to begin

    Public meetings on 710 Fwy. extension proposals set to begin
    Community meetings about alternatives to controversial tunnel or highway extensions to connect the Long Beach (710) and Foothill (210) freeways are set to begin next week, officials said today. For decades, community members and county and local...
  • Western Avenue on-ramp reopens to connect with Flower Street

    Western Avenue on-ramp reopens to connect with Flower Street
    The Western Avenue on-ramp for the Golden State (5) Freeway was reopened on Tuesday, completing a roughly nine-month construction project meant to help alleviate traffic congestion along the San Fernando Road corridor in Glendale. The project is part...
  • Street closures likely amid I-5 carpool lane construction in Burbank

    Street closures likely amid I-5 carpool lane construction in Burbank
    State transportation officials warned of intermittent street closures on Verdugo Avenue in Burbank as part of a massive carpool lane construction project for the Golden State (5) Freeway. The closures will take place periodically on Verdugo Avenue...
  • In La Caņada Flintridge, a trip down memory lanes

    In La Cañada Flintridge, a trip down memory lanes
    Forty years ago, more than 1,000 La Caņada Flintridge residents set foot on the Foothill (210) Freeway for the first and likely only time, toasting the completion of the highway. They danced, dined and drank on the roadway during the fundraiser hosted by...
  • Caltrans announces Interstate 5 freeway closures

    Caltrans announces Interstate 5 freeway closures
    Commuters traveling to and from the San Fernando Valley should prepare for a series of freeway closures starting Sunday. A $140-million California Department of Transportation project intended to allow smooth freeway-to-freeway transitions on carpool...
  • South Pas regains authority on surface 710 Fwy. extension

    South Pas regains authority on surface 710 Fwy. extension
    Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill this week that will require state highway administrators to enter into an agreement with South Pasadena if a surface freeway is to be built through the city. State and Los Angeles County transportation officials are already...
  • Traffic could be a mess for evening commute

    Traffic could be a mess for evening commute
    If the mess of crashes and minor flooding on local freeways today is any indication of what's to come, evening commuters could be in for some slow traffic. Flooding of up to 6 inches deep has been reported in the carpool lane of the eastbound Ventura...
  • Settlements reached in Costa civil trial

    Family members of the two victims who were killed in a fatal 2009 runaway big-rig crash in La Caņada Flintridge have reached tentative settlements totaling $3.15 million. The settlements — reached with the truck’s driver, Marcos Costa, who...
  • One killed, two injured in 10 Freeway crash in El Monte

    One killed, two injured in 10 Freeway crash in El Monte
    A driver of a minivan died after crashing into a Caltrans truck early Tuesday morning on the 10 (Santa Monica) Freeway in El Monite, California Highway Patrol officials said.  The 4 a.m. accident occurred on the westbound freeway near Peck Road when...
  • Caltrans identifies homes for possible sale on controversial 710 route

    Caltrans identifies homes for possible sale on controversial 710 route
    Caltrans, slammed by a state audit for mismanaging the 500-plus properties it owns in Pasadena, South Pasadena and Los Angeles, has identified 17 homes that could be sold. The state transportation agency bought the properties up to six decades earlier...