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California Department of Transportation

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  • Update: Furor grows over Caltrans audit, 710 extension

    Update: Furor grows over Caltrans audit, 710 extension
    Assemblyman Anthony Portantino on Wednesday demanded that the California Department of Transportation stop all work on a proposed extension of the Long Beach (710) Freeway, citing a recent state audit that has fueled mistrust in the agency. The...
  • Liu, Gatto beef up 710 bill to pay for sound walls

    Pushing for quicker construction of sound walls along the Foothill (210) Freeway in La Cañada Flintridge, on Wednesday state Sen. Carol Liu (D-La Cañada Flintridge) and Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Silver Lake) announced they have bolstered an existing Liu...
  • 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...
  • South Pasadena lobbies to kill surface 710 Fwy. extension

    South Pasadena lobbies to kill surface 710 Fwy. extension
    City Council members in South Pasadena made it clear this week that they want their voices heard in a new study of the proposed Long Beach (710) freeway extension as they push regional transportation officials to kill a possible surface route. At a...
  • Stalled I-5 project gets ready to roll

    Stalled I-5 project gets ready to roll
    After utility issues caused a speed bump in plans to construct a new carpool lane along a 2.7-mile stretch of the Golden State (5) Freeway in Glendale and Burbank last year, state transportation officials say work should kick off again this month. To...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • La Cañada settles with family in runaway truck crash

    La Cañada settles with family in runaway truck crash
    A $50,000 settlement between the city of La Cañada Flintridge and the family of the victims who died in a runaway truck crash on Angeles Crest Highway in 2009 is expected to be formalized, according a lawyer involved with the case. Scott Grossberg, an...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Tunnel drives 710 Freeway debate

    Tunnel drives 710 Freeway debate
    The freeway is dead, the tunnel is not and leaders in South Pasadena and nearby cities hope to convince transportation planners to look to a mixture of rail, transit and street upgrades to solve traffic problems in the region. Last week saw a flurry of...