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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...
  • Audit: Caltrans blew millions mismanaging 710 properties

    Audit: Caltrans blew millions mismanaging 710 properties
    A state audit released Thursday slammed the California Department of Transportation for mismanaging homes it owns along the Long Beach (710) Freeway extension corridor, losing millions in rental income in the process and overspending on repairs....
  • Cities send elected reps, not planners, to 710 Freeway extension advisory committee

    La Cañada Flintridge has become one of several cities to put elected officials on an advisory committee set up to study alternatives closing the so-called Long Beach (710) Freeway gap, flouting a request to send planning commissioners instead. The Los...
  • 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...
  • Caltrans homes in limbo

    Caltrans homes in limbo
    The forecast is running lukewarm to cold on the prospect of local cities managing the hundreds of residential properties Caltrans owns in South Pasadena, Pasadena and Los Angeles. A state audit in August blasted the transportation agency for...
  • 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...