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California Department of Transportation

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  • 5 Freeway at 2 Freeway remains closed after tanker blaze

    5 Freeway at 2 Freeway remains closed after tanker blaze
    Drivers were urged to get an early start to their morning commutes Monday, as a fire-damaged section of the interchange between the 5 and 2 freeways remained shut down following a weekend tunnel fire. All northbound lanes of the 5 Freeway at the 2...
  • Some lanes reopen after fiery tanker crash

    Some lanes reopen after fiery tanker crash
    The connector road taking traffic from the southbound 2 Freeway to the southbound 5 freeway reopened early Monday morning after crews repaired some of the damage caused by a tanker truck fire, Caltrans officials said. The northbound interchange...
  • Two lanes of 5 Freeway to reopen, but fire caused major damage

    Two lanes of 5 Freeway to reopen, but fire caused major damage
    Caltrans announced that two lanes of the northbound 5 Freeway will reopen later this afternoon for the first time since a tanker truck fire at the freeway’s junction with the 2 Freeway on Saturday. But officials said they are still not sure when...
  • CHP reopens all lanes on 5 Freeway following tanker fire

    CHP reopens all lanes on 5 Freeway following tanker fire
    All lanes on the 5 and 2 freeways near downtown Los Angeles have been reopened after a huge fuel tanker fire over the weekend, the California Highway Patrol said Tuesday morning. The only closure still in effect is the transition between the...
  • Ron Kaye: Activism and the 710 tunnel

    Ron Kaye: Activism and the 710 tunnel
    Joanne Nuckols has put the people she calls "transportation bullies" in their place for decades. She reels off the long, sordid history of South Pasadena's fight against extending the 710 Freeway through her town, lawsuit by lawsuit, injunction by...
  • La Cañada History: 'Drive 25' grassroots movement kept speed down

    La Cañada History: 'Drive 25' grassroots movement kept speed down
    Ten Years Ago For the third year, the grass-roots, community-based effort known as “Drive 25” to reduce the speed of cars around school sites was renewed as the new school year got underway in La Cañada Unified. Twenty Years Ago It was...
  • Big-rig driver convicted of manslaughter seeks appeal

    Big-rig driver convicted of manslaughter seeks appeal
    The truck driver convicted of manslaughter after a fatal 2009 collision at the bottom of Angeles Crest Highway in La Cañada Flintridge is taking his case to the court of appeal. Marcos Costa, 46, was sentenced to seven years and four months in prison...
  • 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...
  • Ron Kaye: The MTA is child's play

    In the climactic scene of director Ivan Reitman's 1993 political satire “Dave,” President Mitchell (Kevin Kline) tells a joint session of Congress he lost his way, forgot his job was to make people's “lives a little better…care...
  • Legislators praise their bills

    Legislators praise their bills
    With the deadline for signing legislation into law upon Gov. Jerry Brown, local state lawmakers this week were able to claim early success in getting their own bills past his desk. Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Silver Lake) had eight bills signed before the...
  • Pasadena to host 710 freeway forum

    Pasadena to host 710 freeway forum
    Residents who want to get an update on proposals to extend the Long Beach (710) Freeway can attend a forum in Pasadena next Tuesday. Pasadena City Councilman Steve Madison will host the event at the ballroom in the Pasadena Convention Center on Sept. 18....
  • 210 Freeway ramps set for closure, repaving

    210 Freeway ramps set for closure, repaving
    La Cañada Flintridge residents tired of dodging potholes on their commutes soon will get relief, as Caltrans will resurface all of the Foothill (210) Freeway's on- and off-ramps in the city this fall. Caltrans spokeswoman Judy Gish said the repaving...