Caltrans

Interchange project in the fast lane

The city of Rocklin is hoping Caltrans will show them the green light to connect Whitney Ranch Parkway to Highway 65. City officials met with Caltrans on Sept 26 to hammer out a de ...

Traffic shift on southbound Route 65 starts Wednesday

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) wants to alert drivers of a traffic shift on the south end of the Lincoln Bypass project, where the new Lincoln Bypass connec ...

Traffic shift planned on southbound Route 65

Caltrans will be shifting traffic on the south end of the Lincoln Bypass project, where the new Lincoln Bypass connects to existing Route 65 just north of Twelve Bridges Drive on J ...

Highway 65 project on schedule

Motorists will be zooming down the Highway 65 Bypass by next spring. That’s according to Rochelle Jenkins, public information officer for Caltrans. The bypass is scheduled to ...

Travelling this weekend? Expect company

Travelers taking to the highways over the holiday weekend can expect a lot of company, roadwork delays and high law enforcement visibility. AAA of Northern California estimates a ...

Time for state, county to look at freeway ramps

Placer County opened the Sunset Boulevard overpass Sunday afternoon, culminating a year-long project to improve traffic safety and congestion along the Highway 65 corridor connecti ...

Eureka Road freeway offramp to close for weekend

The California Department of Transportation is alerting motorists that beginning on Friday, Nov. 13 at 10 p.m. and continuing until 5 a.m. Monday, Nov. 16, the Eureka Road off-ramp ...

Placer makes inroads in better transportation

This year has presented its fair share of challenges to Placer County, but amidst the many fiscal obstacles local governments are confronted with, there are some areas where we wer ...

I-80 detour end is in sight

The road to rehab Interstate 80 just east of Colfax is moving into the home stretch – with the end of detours in view. Caltrans is anticipating that road rehabilitation of I-80 ...

Our View: I-80 makeover will be smooth if we’re all safe

If you’re finding nighttime travel between Auburn and Tahoe to be a little cumbersome, stay calm. Your patience will pay off. While truckers, skiers and lake-seeking vacationers ...

Stimulus package means cash for you

The recently enacted $787 billion economic stimulus plan appears to have something for nearly everyone, including Auburn, Placer County and you. The funding will put people back t ...

Interstate 80 repair project revving up

The first night of detours on Interstate 80 between Colfax and the Nevada State line apparently went without a hitch. Construction crews closed the interstate just after midnight ...

Placer eyes stimulus funds for Roseville bottleneck

Placer County transportation officials are trying to find a way to make Joe Barilari’s life a little easier a little sooner. Barilari, a trucker from Los Angeles, passed through ...

Tougher DUI laws, toy protection among the changes

Making toys safer, tighter rules for driving under the influence offenders and posting restaurant nutrition information are part of a bundle of new laws Californians will need to h ...

Placer park work suspended by state freeze

Two state grants totaling nearly $2 million for Placer County’s Hidden Falls Regional Park planning and trail work are wrapped into the freeze on state infrastructure project loa ...