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California Department of Transportation

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  • Northbound 215 Freeway reopens after partial bridge collapse

    Northbound 215 Freeway reopens after partial bridge collapse
    The northbound 215 Freeway in Perris reopened Wednesday morning nearly 20 hours after a big rig struck an under-construction bridge. Crews were working overnight and throughout the morning to clear debris from the northbound lanes, which were closed...
  • Out of the Blue: A plea from the heart for bike safety

    Last Tuesday night, about 200 bicycle enthusiasts assembled at Laguna Beach City Hall to voice their outrage over the needless death one month to the day of cyclist and Laguna resident John Colvin. They called for the kind of immediate change that...
  • Street closures slated near Empire Center

    Motorists this week can expect street closures near the Empire Center in Burbank as crews work on the $355-million Empire construction project on the Golden State (5) Freeway, state transportation officials said.   From 10 p.m. to 8 a.m. every night...
  • State Senate should approve proposed drone regulations

    The use of drones could revolutionize business, government and law enforcement. Imagine, for example, small unmanned aircraft flying low to the ground to deliver precise measures of pesticides to agricultural fields, reducing the amount of dangerous...
  • Caltrans warns of freeway closures

    Caltrans warns of freeway closures
    State transportation officials warned motorists this week about a number of temporary freeway closures in Burbank, as well as the long-term closure of the Burbank Boulevard onramp to the northbound Golden State (5) Freeway as part of the $355-million...
  • Bicyclist group floods council with concerns about safety

    Bicyclist group floods council with concerns about safety
    About 100 bicyclists pedaled to — and then filled — Laguna Beach City Council chambers Tuesday night in a quest for safer streets. They knew the council was expected to vote on an urban planner, and they wanted their voices heard. The...
  • California approves big fines for wasting water during drought

    California approves big fines for wasting water during drought
    Cities throughout California will have to impose mandatory restrictions on outdoor watering under an emergency state rule approved Tuesday. Saying that it was time to increase conservation in the midst of one of the worst droughts in decades, the...
  • Man sentenced in crash that killed two construction workers

    Man sentenced in crash that killed two construction workers
    A Wilmington man was sentenced Friday to 34 years to life in prison for a DUI crash on the 405 Freeway in 2012 that killed two construction workers, the Los Angeles County district attorney's office said.   Yocio Jonathan Gomez, 25, was driving a Ford...
  • Closures announced for 5 Freeway construction

    Closures announced for 5 Freeway construction
    Motorists can expect another round of closures this week on the Golden State (5) Freeway as Caltrans continues to work on the $355 million Empire interchange construction project. Through Friday, workers will remove concrete pavement and vegetation on...
  • 818 Roundup: 5 Freeway closures; Glendale man suspected of breaking into home

    818 Roundup: 5 Freeway closures; Glendale man suspected of breaking into home
    Good morning, 818 readers. The high in Glendale on Tuesday, July 15 is 86 and low is 66, according to National Weather Service experts.  Your top news headlines: - Anticipate another round of closures this week on the Golden State (5) Freeway as...
  • 215 Freeway in Perris closed after bridge collapses

    215 Freeway in Perris closed after bridge collapses
    The 215 Freeway was closed in both directions in Perris on Tuesday after a big rig on the northbound lanes hit an under-construction bridge and overturned near the Perris Boulevard exit, California Highway Patrol officials said. The bridge collapsed...