Starting this week, the new Bay Bridge bike path will be closing periodically as crews continue to tear down the old span, but cyclists are willing to put up with it since the work is extending the trail to Yerba Buena Island.
The new Bay Bridge eastern span will likely end up at least $35 million in the red, and officials are shifting money from other completed Caltrans bridge projects to make up the difference.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Three northbound lanes on Interstate Highway 680 in San Ramon have reopened after closing when a truck carrying wet concrete crashed earlier Tuesday morning.
Caltrans reported that paving work on Highway 37 is going so well it will reopen in both directions by 10 p.m., Saturday night.