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California Department of Transportation

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  • Sticky SigAlert: 42,000 pounds of honey spill on 605 Freeway

    Sticky SigAlert: 42,000 pounds of honey spill on 605 Freeway
    Without any help from Winnie-the-Pooh, Caltrans is making quick work of a honey spill on the 605 Freeway. The California Highway Patrol reported that a truck carrying 42,000 pounds of honey overturned on the 605 Freeway near Valley Boulevard on Monday...
  • Southern California freeways smoother than 2 years ago, study says

    Southern California freeways smoother than 2 years ago, study says
    Southern California freeways are smoother than they were two years ago, but nearly a quarter of lane miles are still in poor condition — the highest percentage of any California region, according to a new pavement quality study. About 22% of the...
  • Christopher Wilke, 12-year-old battling rare form of cancer, dies

    Christopher Wilke, 12-year-old battling rare form of cancer, dies
    Christopher Wilke, the 12-year-old Burbank resident who was fighting a rare form of cancer, died Thursday at 9:33 a.m. "He passed peacefully this morning, he wasn't in any pain," said his father, Joe Wilke. "He was resting comfortably and surrounded...
  • More Californians ditching their cars in favor of bikes, walking

    More Californians ditching their cars in favor of bikes, walking
    The rate of Californians walking, biking or taking transit on a typical day doubled to 22% over a 10-year span starting in 2001, according to a new study released by state transportation officials. The study also found that the rate of Californians...
  • Californians grow less reliant on cars, survey finds

    Californians grow less reliant on cars, survey finds
    Californians aren't depending quite as heavily on cars for commutes and errands as they did a decade ago, according to a new survey by Caltrans. Although driving is still by far the most dominant mode of transportation across the state, accounting for...
  • Caltrans invites public to I-5 meeting

    The California Department of Transportation will host an open house Thursday for the public to learn about the Empire interchange freeway-construction project in Burbank. The meeting will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. in the community room of the Burbank...
  • Northern Trust Open will have to contend with 'Jamzilla'

    The closure of a portion of the 405 Freeway near Riviera Country Club this weekend, an event the media have labeled "Jamzilla," could result in a monstrous mess for the Northern Trust Open golf tournament. The PGA Tour event runs Thursday through...
  • The new Bay Bridge springs hundreds of leaks

    A section of the new eastern span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge sprung hundreds of leaks after a winter storm soaked Northern California, state transportation officials said Monday. The leaks were in a supposedly watertight steel chamber...
  • Chris Kattan of 'SNL' fame arrested on suspicion of DUI on the 101

    Chris Kattan of 'SNL' fame arrested on suspicion of DUI on the 101
    Comedic actor Chris Kattan was arrested in the early morning hours Monday on suspicion of DUI after allegedly hitting a Caltrans truck on the 101 Freeway in Encino, L.A. Now reports. The "Saturday Night Live" and "A Night at the Roxbury" alum, 43, drove...
  • A drier California than ever? Pretty much.

    The last 12 months have been the driest on record in California, and this, on the heels of two below-normal years, prompted Gov. Jerry Brown to declare that the state is in a drought emergency. Ours is a state that relies heavily on the winter storms that...
  • Op-Ed: Glendale's growth plans have mobility in mind

    Op-Ed: Glendale's growth plans have mobility in mind
    In response to the Glendale News-Press article "Massive building boom troubles Caltrans" published on Friday, Jan. 10, 2014: The city of Glendale has executed a policy of smart and sustainable development in and around our downtown core. Not only does...
  • Letter: Different ways of approaching ice

    The overhead sign on the westbound exit at Angeles Crest from the 210 Freeway seems to be regulating figure skating on the Crest. Any good figure skater would recognize the word axel, as in double axel. For regulating truck traffic it appears Caltrans...