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    SAN JOSE (KPIX 5) – A rat-infested downtown San Jose neighborhood is getting attention from city and state leaders. Neighbors organized a tour of the area next to Almaden and Vine streets beneath an overpass on Interstate 280 that was a literal dumping ground of debris, homeless encampments and rodents. “We’re all excited over no...
    Q: Caltrans is not the cause of excessive road trash. We are. You are. Your family, your neighbors, your friends are. We need to take some responsibility. Quit buying bottled water, pick up trash when you see it instead of walking around it. Educate people around you, especially young kids, about respecting the planet. It...
    Q: San Jose and the surrounding area was once a very lovely place to live and travel through. No more! I have repeatedly called Caltrans about the awful mess on the ramp to Interstate 280 north on Meridian Avenue. I also filed a written complaint. It has been months and no attempt to clean it...
    TRACY (CBS13) — The Tracy Boulevard on-ramp to westbound Highway 205 was closed Friday evening due to a multiple-vehicle collision, Caltrans said. The crash happened around 8 p.m. The California Highway Patrol said drivers should use MacArthur Drive, 11th Street or Grant Line Road as an alternative. There is no estimated time of clearing. **TRAFFIC...
    ECHO SUMMIT (CBS SF) — Travelers heading to South Lake Tahoe during the next two weeks should prepare for detours as Caltrans shuts down Highway 50 through Echo Summit in both directions for bridge work until October 2. The highway closure commenced Friday at 3 a.m. According to the Caltrans District 3 website, the closure...
    ECHO SUMMIT (CBS13) — Drivers coming to and from South Lake Tahoe will have to add some extra time to their drive starting Friday. Highway 50 over Echo Summit will be closed in both directions from Sept. 18 to Oct. 2 as crews work on the Echo Summit Bridge Replacement project. The 1.2-mile construction zone...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KPIX 5) — As winter approaches and the COVID-19 pandemic rages on, the need to house the homeless in the Bay Area is more urgent than ever. But KPIX 5 has learned the Trump administration has put the brakes on projects that would help thousands. “We’re really nervous now that it’s kind of...
    Q: Can you explain how someone can tag an entire portion of an overhead freeway sign which starts in the middle lane without being seen? This is over northbound Highway 17 in San Jose. Do folks mistake them for Caltrans workers? … Did you see the Los Angeles sign at the 680/101 split in San...
    For Jim Salata, there’s no escaping the all too familiar sight — and looming danger — of the mounting piles of trash and debris that he passes each day on his way to his office just south of downtown San Jose. “It’s disgusting,” the owner of Garden City Construction said in a recent interview. “We’re...
    Q: I am fortunate that I don’t have to cross the Bay Bridge daily. Recently, I found it quite difficult to figure out where the lanes used to be, or still are. I don’t think there is a single Botts dot remaining that is the same size as the original. The lane markings are so...
    Q: When Highway 85 opened in 1994, I read that a citizens’ committee had taken over the project from Caltrans because Caltrans was taking too long after decades of delay and growing cost. Like Mr. Roadshow’s Facebook page for more questions and answers about Bay Area roads, freeways and commuting. The committee saved a...
    Q: I’m afraid you got it all wrong on your highway trash story. The trash isn’t the problem. Do you think it has a mind of its own and decides to get up one day and lay in the grass for a few decades? Caltrans picking it up isn’t the problem; they have machines to...
    The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) has repaved a busy stretch of Highway 162 using recycled plastic bottles. Source: CBS Sacramento To make the recycled plastic roads, crews grind up the top 3 inches of old pavement and mix it with a liquid plastic polymer binder made largely from used plastic bottles. This...
    Q: Increasing traffic reminded me of Caltrans’ missed opportunity. We have all been sheltering in place for months and traffic has been the lowest in decades. Did Caltrans take this opportunity to clean up all the trash along our freeways? Nope. I understand that precautions are needed for conducting work in this era of COVID-19,...
    OROVILLE (CBS13) — Caltrans repaved a busy stretch of Highway 162 using an unusual material Friday — recycled plastic bottles.  Just west of Oroville is America’s first recycled plastic highway. Crews used the plastic material for about a thousand feet on three lanes. Caltrans says the plastic material can last two to three times longer...
    SAN JOSE (CBS SF) — Some residents and business owners are fed up with Caltrans and the city of San Jose over the lack of trash cleanup and maintenance of freeway landscaping.  Garden City Construction owner Jim Salata says he can’t wait any longer for the city and Caltrans to clean up the freeway ramps...
    Think of it as where the root beer meets the road. Or maybe life in the Fanta lane? In an experiment they hope will one day make California’s roads more durable and put a dent in the state’s growing plastic pollution problem, road crews working with Caltrans are repaving a section of highway in Northern...
    SAN FRANCISCO -- A series of full highway closures for U.S. Highway 101 in San Francisco are scheduled on five successive nights beginning Monday evening, according to Caltrans.The closures are necessary as part of Caltrans' ongoing Alemany Project work on Highway 101.Caltrans has scheduled nightly full highway closures for ongoing barrier work on northbound and...
    A 31-year-old man was arrested Thursday after police say he used a large dog to help him carjack a Caltrans work truck outside an amusement park in Irvine and took the vehicle on a joyride that ended when he crashed at John Wayne Airport. A Caltrans worker was sitting in the truck with the...
    A Caltrans worker bolted from the cab of his work truck on Thursday, July 16 when a man tossed a large dog onto the passenger seat of the vehicle and then allegedly stole it. Irvine police pursued the truck, which crashed at John Wayne Airport. Caltrans employees were performing electrical work in the parking lot...
    SANTA ANA (CBSLA) – A suspect was in police custody Thursday after leading authorities on a chase in a stolen Caltrans truck. Irvine police say the truck was stolen and driven to the arrivals area of John Wayne Airport in Santa Ana. The suspect crashed into a parking structure and then backed into a police...
    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — A new project is pumping the brakes on wrong-way drivers. The results of a three-year pilot program conducted by Caltrans and UC Davis have finally been released. (credit: Caltrans) Maybe you’ve seen them or perhaps they’ve helped you from heading in the wrong direction — these two-way reflectors popping up from the...
    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — Westbound Highway 50 is down to just one lane due to a crash Monday morning. The crash happened a little before 6 a.m. just east of the Interstate 5 connector. Exactly what led up to the crash is unclear, but at least four vehicles appear to have been involved. #TrafficAlert UPDATE in...
    COLFAX (CBS13) — A canola oil spill prompted an hours-long road closure on eastbound Interstate 80 Thursday afternoon. According to Caltrans, the miles-long spill forced the closure at Colfax. According to a tweet from Caltrans District 3, the spill extends about 20 miles to Nyack past Baxter. Crews worked diligently to clean up the spill,...
    ORINDA (CBS SF) – Caltrans is shutting down the third bore of the Caldecott Tunnel on Highway 24 overnight on June 23 and June 24, due to maintenance work. Motorists should expect delays. Crews will begin working Wednesday night, June 25. The westbound number three bore will be temporarily closed from 9 p.m until 5...
    ROCKLIN (CBS13) — They aren’t usually the ones who come to the rescue, but an 82-year-old Rocklin woman says Caltrans went above and beyond to take care of her in a time of need. Diana Carthew was driving down Interstate 80 near Rocklin Monday when she says her car overheated. With no cell phone to...