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California Department of Transportation

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  • Brown's bullet train? It's going nowhere with many Times readers

    Brown's bullet train? It's going nowhere with many Times readers
    Jerry Brown may not have lost faith in his dream of a bullet train racing across California, but a barrage of grim-news headlines may have been enough to give even the governor pause. Take this sampling from The Times alone in recent days: “More...
  • Caltrans to remove nets from construction sites to save swallows

    Caltrans to remove nets from construction sites to save swallows
    The California Department of Transportation and conservationists have reached a settlement to remove protective netting across two bridges at a highway widening project in Petaluma that were deadly snares for nesting cliff swallows. The nylon netting...
  • Letter: Caltrans concerns were foreseeable

    Our council members like to think of themselves as great visionaries. So why did the public have to read in the News-Press on Jan. 10 that Caltrans confirmed the consistent concerns of the public over planning for the approximately 21 apartment...
  • Three lanes closed on southbound Glendale (2) Freeway for repairs

    Three lanes on the southbound Glendale (2) Freeway from Verdugo Road to San Fernando Road are currently closed while Caltrans conducts road repairs, according to the County Highway Patrol's Southern Division. The No. 1, 2 and 3 lanes will be closed...
  • La Caņada officials to watch for flooding, debris flows

    With storms poised to arrive last night and continue into the weekend, the city of La Caņada Flintridge reports that all local debris basins are in good condition, but that officials will be keeping an eye out for potential flooding or debris flows....
  • Mailbag: Live-work is good, but not this plan

    I'm an artist. I have had a studio in my home on Sun Valley Drive since 1974. I have taught at the Laguna College of Art + Design and shown my work at the Laguna Museum of Art, and am actively exhibiting my work in Orange County, Los Angeles and...
  • Grants clear path for bridge between airport and Metrolink station

    Grants clear path for bridge between airport and Metrolink station
    Funding has been secured for a $15-million pedestrian bridge that will cross over Empire Avenue and end inside a new transportation center, making access to Bob Hope Airport easier from a Metrolink station south of the airfield. It’s separate...
  • City will study who should pay for Milligan bridge

    The City Council unanimously voted for staff to research which property owners could be charged to replace a deteriorating wooden bridge. The bridge, which connects Laguna Canyon Road to Milligan Drive and is referred to as the Milligan Drive bridge,...
  • Bay Bridge safety critics were told to keep quiet, report finds

    Bay Bridge safety critics were told to keep quiet, report finds
    SAN FRANCISCO — A report aimed at determining how delays, cost overruns and engineering problems that plagued the eastern span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge might be avoided in the future describes “an institutionalized, if not...
  • Two engineers who had concerns say new Bay Bridge span is safe

    SAN FRANCISCO Two engineers who say their safety concerns about the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge were suppressed by Caltrans higher-ups told a state Senate committee Friday that they nevertheless believe the new eastern span of the structure is safe....
  • California Senate approves bills on voter registration, guns

    California Senate approves bills on voter registration, guns
    SACRAMENTO -- Californians would be able to preregister to vote at age 16 and BB guns would have to be painted bright colors under two of the many pieces of legislation approved Tuesday by the state Senate. The measures, which now go to the Assembly for...
  • Treat every day like 'Carmageddon'

    Treat every day like 'Carmageddon'
    In 2011, the closure of the 405 Freeway in West Los Angeles for an entire weekend spawned the term "Carmageddon" in anticipation of a colossal traffic nightmare. It didn't happen. This month, Caltrans closed the 405's northbound offramp to heavily used...