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California Department of Transportation

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  • Liu vows to push sale of Caltrans homes

    Liu vows to push sale of Caltrans homes
    Conditions in the 710 gap are slow and go, as Gov. Jerry Brown last week vetoed a bill that would have forced the California Department of Transportation to quickly sell some of the nearly 500 properties it owns in Los Angeles, South Pasadena and...
  • Congressional reps see 710-extension study differently

    Congressional reps see 710-extension study differently
    The two Democratic members of Congress whose districts would be most affected by a proposed extension of the Long Beach (710) Freeway have opposing views of the controversial study of a tunnel connecting the freeway to Pasadena. Rep. Judy Chu (D-Monterey...
  • Caltrans wants to abandon cliff-hanging Highway 39 in ANF

    Caltrans wants to abandon cliff-hanging Highway 39 in ANF
    In a standoff with federal forest officials, Caltrans is proposing to abandon a popular, cliff-hanging highway in the San Gabriel Mountains because it is too expensive to maintain. Caltrans' proposal to walk away from California Highway 39, enjoyed by an...
  • Caltrans to close northbound I-5 in Burbank for bridge work

    Caltrans to close northbound I-5 in Burbank for bridge work
    State transportation officials today announced plans to close portions of the northbound Golden State (5) Freeway through Burbank as they demolish part of a bridge at Providencia Avenue. Work on the bridge is scheduled to start on Thursday, but the...
  • New Palm Crest bridge rises

    New Palm Crest bridge rises
    The old timber bridge is gone, and a new concrete span is taking shape on Jessen Drive, just above Palm Crest Elementary School. The new bridge replaces a 1930s-era span at the foot of Earl Canyon that failed to meet Caltrans safety standards. City...
  • 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 Cañada Flintridge, a trip down memory lanes

    In La Cañada Flintridge, a trip down memory lanes
    Forty years ago, more than 1,000 La Cañada 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...