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Caltrans begins work on Highway 49, Interstate 80

Locals can expect to slow for flashing lights as Caltrans starts on basic roadside maintenance along Highway 49 and Interstate 80. Rochelle Jenkins, a spokeswoman for Caltrans, s ...

Winter not going down without a fight

Storm closes Interstate 80; steam-driven rotary snowplow rides in on rails Travel over Donner Summit came to a complete halt for nearly 24 hours last week. Interstate 80 was clos ...

Slide closes Interstate 80

Last weekend’s storm dumped more than six inches of rain in Colfax, reported weather expert Mike Crum of Alta. “This is the wettest December since 2005,” he said. “We have ...

Caltrans describes planned bridge upgrades

Only a handful of residents attended Caltrans’ presentation on raising overcrossings on Interstate 80 in Placer County.Caltrans spokesperson Rochelle Jenkins was in Colfax on Mar ...

Change on the horizon?

A series of upcoming meetings may be of interest to Colfax area residents. • Caltrans: An open house is scheduled from 5 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday at the historic Railroad Depot, 9 ...

Freeway plan could mean local biz boost

Colfax businesses could get a big boost from the last leg of the Interstate 80 improvement project. Caltrans has chosen Colfax to host its mandatory pre-bid meeting for potential ...

Gold Run rest stop reopens with new look

To the relief of many motorists, Interstate 80’s popular Gold Run rest stop is opening again after being closed for more than a year for renovations. And part of the blame for t ...

Emergency access for Cape Horn residents?

Residents in the Cape Horn area are concerned about the length of time it takes emergency responders vehicles to reach their neighborhood. Several years ago an informal exit off I ...

Caltrans improves I-80 detour

In response to concerns from residents about safety, emergency response and noise, Caltrans has made significant changes to nightly detours of Interstate 80 truck traffic on State ...

Interstate 80 repair project revving up

The first night of detours on Interstate 80 between Colfax and the Nevada State line apparently went without a hitch. Construction crews closed the interstate just after midnight ...