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California Department of Transportation

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  • 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 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...
  • Western Avenue off-ramps along I-5 to be closed for 60 days

    The eastbound and westbound off-ramps at Western Avenue along the southbound Golden State (5) Freeway will be closed for 60 days, tentatively beginning on March 24, according to Caltrans officials. The closure is part of a project to construct a carpool...
  • Caltrans announces lane closures on I-5

    The California Department of Transportation  plans to  close the following lanes, ramps  and connectors of the Golden State Freeway (5) and the Ventura (SR-134) freeways through March 16 as part of a $57.8 million improvement project to construct carpool ...
  • Gatto bill to expand solo use of carpool lanes is expanded

    Gatto bill to expand solo use of carpool lanes is expanded
    A bill by Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Sliver Lake) that would allow solo drivers to use carpool lanes during non-peak hours on the Ventura (134) Freeway in Glendale and Burbank has been amended to possibly include other local freeways. Gatto’s bill,...
  • 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 to host 710 freeway meeting

    La Cañada to host 710 freeway meeting
    The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority hosts an open-house meeting at 10 a.m. Saturday about the study of the so-called 710 Gap. Metro and Caltrans are engaged in a three-year environmental study of alternatives for connecting the...
  • Interstate 5 project gets major piece of funding

    Interstate 5 project gets major piece of funding
    The California Transportation Commission has allocated $224.1 million for a project on the Golden State (5) Freeway that will include building an interchange at Empire Avenue and elevating a dangerous train crossing where two people have died. The...
  • Cyclists get their own parking structure at Burbank Metrolink station

    Cyclists get their own parking structure at Burbank Metrolink station
    Bicyclists got their own parking structure Monday at the Metrolink station in downtown Burbank -- a secure building with 40 parking stalls, a repair stand and other features that officials say should entice more people to use public transit. A...
  • Vehicle fire on northbound I-5 snarls morning commute

    A vehicle fire on the shoulder of the northbound Golden State (5) Freeway just before Colorado Street is snarling the morning commute. The fire, reported about 7:15 a.m., at one point fully engulfed the vehicle before Los Angeles firefighters arrived...
  • 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...