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Bay Area traffic jam (Photo by Sarah Rice/Getty Images)

Caltrans To Crack Down On Freeway ‘Jumping’ Drivers Looking To Avoid Marin Traffic

A common tactic by frustrated drivers to momentarily avoid freeway traffic – getting off the freeway only to get right back on – is the subject of a crackdown in Marin County.

10/21/2014

A map shows newly-installed steel plates on the upper deck of the Bay Bridge caused speeds to slow significantly. (CBS)

Caltrans Suspends Bay Bridge Construction Project After Metal Plates Cause Commute Chaos

Caltrans officials have decided to suspend a big construction project on the Bay Bridge after metal plates used to secure the area caused major traffic issues on the span last week.

10/19/2014

Trash near a freeway ramp in San Jose. (CBS)

San Jose Councilman Suggests Hiring Homeless To Clean Blighted Freeway Ramps

San Jose is trying to figure out who will clean up the trash at a freeway off ramp being called an embarrassment, and the answer may be homeless people.

10/05/2014

Bay Bridge Officially Re-Opens After Years Of Repairs

Caltrans Whistleblowers Were Not Retaliated Against, According To CHP Investigation

After an extensive investigation, the California State Transportation Agency said on Friday that two Caltrans whistleblowers claiming there were abusive practices in the construction of the new Bay Bridge were not retaliated against.

10/03/2014

Bay Bridge Officially Re-Opens After Years Of Repairs

Caltrans: Steel Rods Not A Long-Term Problem On Bay Bridge; More Tests Coming

Caltrans engineers said on Tuesday that they believe water found at the base of a dozen giant steel rods at the base of the new Bay Bridge tower does not pose a major long-term problem but a series of tests will still be conducted over the next several weeks.

09/30/2014

Cormorants nesting on the old Eastern Span of the Bay Bridge. (Caltrans/CBS)

Relocation Of Birds From Old Bay Bridge Could Soar To More Than $30 Million

Consultants who monitor the birds say the population is actually on the increase in recent years, with 533 nests observed during the last count, abut twice as many as were spotted while the new span was under construction.

09/29/2014

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Northbound I-680 Lanes Reopen In San Ramon After Wet Concrete Spill

Three northbound lanes on Interstate Highway 680 in San Ramon have reopened after closing when a truck carrying wet concrete crashed earlier Tuesday morning.

09/23/2014

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Caltrans Work On Highway 37 In Solano County Done Ahead Of Schedule; Reopens Saturday Night

Caltrans reported that paving work on Highway 37 is going so well it will reopen in both directions by 10 p.m., Saturday night.

09/20/2014

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Highway 37 Closed This Weekend For Scheduled Maintenance

Caltrans is reminding motorists that state Highway 37 in Solano and Sonoma counties is closed this weekend for scheduled roadwork.

09/20/2014

View of the Golden Gate Bridge. (John G. Mabanglo/AFP/Getty Images)

Golden Gate Bridge Tourism Becomes Urgent Traffic Matter

One of the Bay Area’s most popular attractions has also become one of the region’s biggest traffic headaches due to increasing numbers of tourists.

09/08/2014

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