One lane of Highway 50 is partly back open in the area of the Kyburz Fire. But traffic is moving slowly because it is being metered and drivers are being escorted about a mile by Caltrans vehicles.
Expect major delays on Interstate 80 Friday night and into Saturday as the Across the Top project shifts directions.
Caltrans crews examined the Interstate 80 overpass at Reed Avenue on Tuesday, a day after a CBS13 photographer witnessed concrete fall from it, narrowly missing cars. Caltrans says it’s a maintenance issue, not a structural one since it came off the railing, but there are about five-dozen other bridges in the area that do have structural problems.
An off-duty deputy happened to drive by and spot something that must have stood out—a man allegedly dressed as a Caltrans employee trying to wheel off an antique wagon.
Caltrans crews are working as quickly as possible to clear brush to prevent blazes like the one allegedly intentionally set by a homeless man on Monday.
But in the other four head-on crashes that were the result of a wrong-way driver, 14 people have died, leading many to wonder what can be done to save more lives.
A fatal crash has traffic backed up on northbound Capital City Freeway late Sunday afternoon.
The first pipe bomb was found near Highway 50 and Stockton Boulevard last month, and the second was found on Monday on the northbound Arden Way exit of the Capital City Freeway. The California Highway Patrol say there is little doubt that the two devices were set there on purpose.
The small trees are held up with stakes, and a Manteca business owner says he’s concerned the trees may have been neglected, and that the project was a waste of taxpayer money.
Caltrans sent inspectors to have a close look at the Pioneer Bridge, and the agency says the structure itself is sound and safe for drivers.
Caltrans has since removed the words scrawled on the sign, but the group who paid for it believes the vandals will be back.
As the potholes pop up, many drivers wonder when they will be filled and how long it will take, and even if you can get money back when your car is damaged by one.