Tag: CalTrans

Caltrans Looking To The Sun For Transportation

Big Bear, CA, April 15th, 2016 – California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) Director Malcolm Dougherty signed a letter of intent with the Province of Noord-Holland (Netherlands) Vice Governor Elisabeth Post, MMC to look at sustainable options for capturing solar energy in transportation infrastructure. Caltrans will explore the Dutch technology, known as SolaRoad1, which implements the use of solar panels in roadway projects and has been successfully implemented in a project in Krommenie, The Netherlands. The idea behind SolaRoad is that sunlight falling on the road surface is converted into electricity by concrete panels with solar cells and a translucent top layer of tempered glass. The generated...

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Caltrans Launches New Stormwater Pollution Prevention Campaign

Big Bear, CA, March 5th, 2016 – Caltrans unveiled its new stormwater public education and outreach campaign “Protect Every Drop” to educate Californians about the sources and pathways of stormwater pollution, and encourage motorists to reduce the pollutants that affect water quality in California’s streams, rivers, lakes and coastal waters, keeping them drinkable, swimmable and fishable. Clean water is essential for our quality of life in California, and it’s important to ‘Protect Every Drop’, Every motorist needs to do their part to keep California’s waterways clean.  The campaign will address several actions the public can take, including: ·         Performing routine...

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Caltrans Gives Tips for Reducing Water Pollution During Rainy Season

Big Bear, CA, February 21st, 2016 – As we head further into the rainy season and await more of the heavy rains predicted as part of “El Nino,” there are several steps that Californians can take to reduce the pollution that runs off cars and highways and causes increased storm water pollution. By following the tips below, drivers can help do their part to reduce pollution in our waterways during the rainy season: Inspect and maintain your car regularly: Vehicles that are not maintained are a key source of storm water pollution. Visual inspection and routine maintenance go a...

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Hathaway Creek Bridge Rehabilitation Project Nearing Completion

Big Bear, CA, December 2, 2015 – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) continues the bridge rehabilitation project on State Route 38 (SR-38) at Hathaway Creek Bridge near Barton Flats. The $1.6 million project  will upgrade the pavement, bridge rails, and replace the bridge deck and approach slabs. Project benefits include improved access for increased truck traffic and new pavement with extended life requiring less maintenance.  Caltrans opened  all lanes on SR-38 over Hathaway Creek November 2 and one-way traffic control will no longer be necessary for the bridge rehabilitation operation. As work continues towards completion this month, lane closures will be minimal....

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Motorists Advised of Heavy Traffic Delays for the Week of Thanksgiving

San Bernardino, CA, November 23, 2015 – Caltrans advises motorists that experts are predicting a 0.6% increase in all methods of travel nationwide, with approximately 47 million people traveling either by car or by airplane for the Thanksgiving holiday. Thanksgiving is traditionally the highest travel period in the Inland Empire region.  Caltrans expects lengthy delays on Interstate 15 in the Cajon Pass, as well as, State Route’s 60, 91, Interstates 10, 210, and 215.  The projected storm for Wednesday will not make driving any easier. Be advised that I-10 travelers to Arizona and back will also experience some travel delays between Indio and Beaumont. If you plan to hit the road during the upcoming Thanksgiving week, please consider these helpful tips:  Travel in early morning hours if possible–try to leave as early as possible.  BRING WATER! Also, bring snacks and necessary medication.  Have a full tank of gas.  Make sure your car is in good running condition.  Bring a charged cell phone (with a car charger).  Use the restroom before you get on the road.  Bring chains if traveling to mountain areas. DELAYS ARE EXPECTED.  To stay on top of roadwork in the Inland Empire go to...

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