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Caltrans begins work on Highway 49, Interstate 80
Tuesday Jan 31 2012
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
Wednesday Mar 30 2011
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
Wednesday Dec 22 2010
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
Wednesday Mar 24 2010
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?
Wednesday Mar 10 2010
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
Wednesday Aug 26 2009
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
Wednesday Jul 22 2009
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?
Wednesday Jun 24 2009
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
Wednesday May 27 2009
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
Wednesday Apr 01 2009
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 ...
Interstate 80 repair project starts tonight
Monday Mar 30 2009
Caltrans will begin repairing Interstate 80 between Colfax and the Nevada State line at midnight tonight. Granite Construction Inc. of Sacramento is scheduled to start work on th ...
Bear River Campground will remain open this summer
Friday Mar 20 2009
After meeting stiff resistance from Weimar-Applegate-Colfax Municipal Advisory Council members, the Placer County Parks and Grounds Division announced Wednesday it will not close t ...
Advisory Council endorses Cape Horn emergency exit
Friday Feb 20 2009
Dan Dove’s campaign to reopen the eastbound I-80 exit ramp to Cape Horn for emergency-only traffic easily passed another hurdle at Wednesday night’s Weimar-Applegate-Colfax M ...
Snow day play
Wednesday Dec 17 2008
Welcome to winter weather. The area’s first major snowstorm of the season closed schools and slickened Placer County roads on Sunday and Monday. With spinouts and heavy snowfal ...
Caltrans to close westbound lane Friday
Thursday Dec 11 2008
The California Department of Transportation is alerting motorists that Friday, Dec. 12, the No. 2 westbound lane on Interstate 80 just east of Colfax will be closed so a contractor ...
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