The Sacramento Bee » State officials are exploring what could be the biggest Sacramento freeway redo in modern times – tearing down and replacing the twin freeway bridges that carry Interstate 5 over the American River. Caltrans says the half-mile spans just north of downtown are among 45 pinch-points the agency has identified on three major freight corridors that force oversized trucks onto sometimes long and costly detours.
Herald Net » A report due out in June will reveal what city, county and state folks think is the best way to unclog traffic where Highway 204, 20th Street SE and U.S. 2 converge on the east end of the westbound trestle. Those compiling the Interchange Justification Report started with eight concepts, looked at three of those more closely and have zeroed in on a preliminary preferred alternative.
The Orange County Register » San Clemente officials on Wednesday struck back against proposals to extend a toll road through their city or adjacent wilderness areas, releasing a study they said shows the project would be a costly boondoggle that wouldn’t improve traffic. The Transportation Corridor Agencies is exploring several options for a new north-south corridor that could ease congestion on I-5 by connecting drivers to the 241 toll road.
Engineering News-Record » Caltrans has halted work on a $25-million I-5 bridge-replacement project, north of Redding, as it looks for the cause of a 1.5-in. lateral movement of the unfinished structure’s 400-ft-long arch. Surveys late last year verified the arch’s movement, first reported by employees of Benicia, Calif.-based contractor Golden State Bridge, according to Caltrans.
Santa Clarita Signal »
This article covers the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s (LA METRO) decision to approve tolled carpool lanes for Interstate 5 through the Santa Clarita Valley. LA METRO’s Board of directors supported to move unanimously and are eager to begin work on the proposed public-private partnership. Article provides more detail on the project, how much public money is needed, and a look ahead at the future steps for the project.