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  • Officials break ground on Santa Maria bridge expansion

    September 30, 2011 7:16 PM

    Federal, State, and Local leaders broke ground today on a $35 million project to widen the Santa Maria river bridge. The bridge on Highway 101 will expand from two to three lanes in each direction. It connects San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara counties. Flat Iron West is the contractor... more »
  • Judge approves Cold Spring Bridge suicide barrier

    May 31, 2011 9:55 PM

    A Santa Barbara Superior Court judge ruled Caltrans can get back to work on the Cold Spring Bridge suicide barrier. The agency began construction on the barrier last June. A judge stopped the project in July and asked for more review and public input. The bridge links Santa Ynez with... more »
  • Final ruling expected on Cold Spring Bridge suicide barrier

    May 31, 2011 1:03 PM

    Caltrans is likely to get final approval this morning from a superior court judge in Santa Barbara to continue building a suicide barrier on the Cold Spring Bridge on Highway 154. The judge issued a tentative ruling on Friday in favor of Caltrans. The bridge links Santa Ynez to... more »
  • Delays expected on Hwy 101 this week for Caltrans project

    February 28, 2011 1:25 PM

    Drivers traveling late at night on Highway 101 through Atascadero this week may encounter some slow downs or road closures, as Caltrans crews continue work on the Highway 101 Atascadero Rehabilitation Project. Beginning Monday night and ending Friday morning, lane closures are expected to occur in the northbound lanes... more »
  • Truck safety concerns on Highway 154 discussed at board meeting

    October 21, 2010 4:10 PM

    The big rig crash in Santa Barbara that killed a family of three prompted local leaders to take a closer look at truck safety along that stretch. Truck safety on Highway 154 was discussed Thursday morning at the Santa Barbara County Association of Government board meeting. Caltrans and... more »
  • Work on suicide barrier on hold on Cold Spring Bridge

    July 13, 2010 9:01 PM

    A Santa Barbara County judge puts the breaks on a controversial suicide barrier under construction at the Cold Spring Bridge. Caltrans says the suicide barrier is greatly needed for safety, but others say it will take away from the bridge's beauty. Dozens of people have committed suicide off the bridge... more »
  • Rock clearing continues near Gaviota Tunnel on Wednesday

    July 13, 2010 8:21 PM

    Drivers headed along Highway 101 in Gaviota could experience some delays on Wednesday. Caltrans is working to reduce the amount of rocks falling onto the roadway. That's taking place on the northbound side of Highway 101 next to the rest area and Gaviota Tunnel. On Tuesday, workers were scaling... more »
  • Rock removal project underway near Gaviota Tunnel

    July 13, 2010 1:01 PM

    It's a project meant to make it safer along Highway 101 for drivers. Caltrans is working to reduce the amount of rocks falling onto Highway 101 between the northbound Highway 101 rest area and the Gaviota Tunnel. KSBY News Reporter Monica Quintero will have more on this story on KSBY... more »
  • Caltrans employees host Bike Breakfast

    May 18, 2010 8:15 AM

    The employees of Caltrans District 5 are hosting a bike breakfast Tuesday morning for those residents who bike to work or school. It's all part of bike month. Bike breakfast will be available along the Railroad Safety Trail Bike Path at 1150 Laurel Lane in San Luis Obispo from... more »
  • Caltrans workers remember those who have died on the job

    April 22, 2010 8:35 PM

    Caltrans workers across the state and here at home are remembering their co-workers who died on the job. Workers gathered at the Caltrans District 5 office in San Luis Obispo Thursday morning. Since 1924, 174 Caltrans employees have been killed while working. Eight of those workers were from the... more »
  • Caltrans employees take part in highway clean up

    April 22, 2010 5:08 PM

    As part of Earth Day, workers from Caltrans District 5 participated in a statewide litter clean up from highway roadsides. "More than ever this year, it's important that we think of ways to save taxpayer dollars. With motorists help and cooperation, we can save millions that Caltrans spends annually... more »
  • Caltrans to hold annual worker memorial ceremony

    April 22, 2010 1:52 AM

    Caltrans will pay tribute to highway workers who have lost their lives while working on state highways. The agency will hold its 20th annual Worker Memorial Ceremony Thursday morning at the Caltrans District 5 office in San Luis Obispo. The ceremony will begin at 9:30 a.m. and is open... more »
  • State sets aside $55.98 million for Hwy 46 widening project

    April 14, 2010 1:17 PM

    The California Transportation Commission has set aside $55.9 million for the second phase of the Highway 46 widening project in Whitley Gardens, east of Paso Robles. Caltrans says the funding comes from Proposition 1B, a $20 billion transportation bond measure that was approved by voters in November 2006. Construction... more »
  • Highway 1 south of Gorda reopened to limited traffic

    March 8, 2010 12:27 PM

    Highway 1 near the town of Gorda has reopened to limited traffic Monday morning. It was shut down after Caltrans crews assessed the area was in high danger for slides. Travelers can expect up to two hour delays, as Caltrans flaggers work one-way traffic control from 7:00a.m. to 6:00p.m. ... more »
  • Highway construction completed in San Luis Obispo County

    March 4, 2010 3:48 PM

    Caltrans says it has finished installing several horizontal drains on Highway 1, one mile north of Ragged Point. Crews are still in the area cleaning up. Meantime, roadwork continues on a retaining wall project near Gamboa point in Monterey County. Traffic there is down to one lane just south... more »
  • Analysis says 1,500 CalTrans jobs are wasteful

    March 4, 2010 12:51 PM

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - A state report says the California Department of Transportation should eliminate 1,500 jobs in a unit it says has a bloated workforce. The recommendation from the Legislative Analyst's Office says the eliminations should come from the department's Capital Outlay Support Program. The unit manages construction... more »
  • Caltrans working on emergency project on Hwy 101

    March 2, 2010 4:27 PM

    Caltrans crews are working on an emergency project to fix potholes on a portion of Highway 101 Tuesday afternoon. Crews say to expect minor traffic on the northbound, number three lane (slow lane) of Hwy 101 from State Route 217 to Fairview Ave. in Goleta. It's not known... more »
  • Traffic update on Hwy. 1 Carmel to Cambria project

    February 26, 2010 5:23 PM

    The project on Highway 1 from Cambria to Carmel continues to make headway. Here are the latest traffic updates from Caltrans. In San Luis Obispo County, construction is still underway to install several horizontal drains, one mile north of Ragged Point during the daytime only. There will be one-way... more »
  • Caltrans to close part of State Route 41 later this week

    February 22, 2010 12:58 PM

    WEEK OF FEB 22-26: Caltrans plans to completely close parts of State Route 41 in parts of San Luis Obispo County for nearly two days later this week. Crews are closing that main roadway from the State Route 33 junction to the State Route 46 junction beginning at 6:00a.m.... more »
  • Update on Highway 1 traffic conditions between Cambria and Carmel

    February 11, 2010 5:41 PM

    Caltrans continues to work on Hwy. 1 in both San Luis Obispo and Monterey counties. In San Luis Obispo County, construction is still going on for the installation of several horizontal drains, one mile north of Ragged Point. Construction is only happening during the day, with one way traffic... more »
  • Caltrans shuts down Hwy 135 for repairs

    February 10, 2010 12:12 PM

    THROUGH MARCH 31: A major repair project shuts down Hwy 135 between Orcutt and Los Alamos. Caltrans begins roadwork on that highway Wednesday, to replace drainage pipes under the highway. Those pipes collapsed in last month's heavy winter storm. The roadwork will keep Hwy 135 closed in both directions... more »
  • Storms sink part of Highway 135

    January 25, 2010 1:29 PM

    The recent storms sank part of Highway 135. Motorists are being detoured down San Antonio Road to Highway 1 to get around the closure. Caltrans says the highway collapsed Friday afternoon after a culvert or drainage pipe under the roadway collapsed, causing the road to give way. The estimate on... more »
  • Construction on busy area in San Luis Obispo

    January 7, 2010 1:11 AM

    Drivers may need to give themselves some extra time due to construction in one of the busiests areas of San Luis Obispo. Crews will be repaving the Madonna Road overpass. They were scheduled to begin work at 5:00 pm Wednesday and wrap up at midnight on Thursday. Only one lane... more »
  • Short term closure planned on Hwy. 46 next week

    December 28, 2009 3:31 PM

    Caltrans has announced that Hwy. 46 will be closed in both directions for five to ten minutes at Union Road, eight miles east of Paso Robles, on Tuesday, January 5 at 9:30 a.m. The closure will allow PG and E crews to remove electrical conductors across the highway. This work... more »
  • Grapevine portion of I-5 now open

    December 22, 2009 11:48 AM

    Interstate-5 at the Grapevine was reopened in both directions as of 8:30 a.m., according to California Highway Patrol Officer Craig Rude. Heavy ice and snow prompted the closure early Tuesday morning. Heavy traffic on Highway 101 and Highway 46 was expected, but the CHP said the short closure did... more »

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