Articles Tagged With ‘Caltrans’




Caltrans tells SLO to rethink building homes near airport

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) has warned the city of San Luis Obispo that it should reconsider its plan to allow the construction of high-density housing near the regional airport. In December, the city council voted 4-1, with Councilman... (Continue reading)

Citizen supplants state, city in graffiti removal

The combined efforts of San Luis Obispo police, state transportation workers and Union Pacific personnel did not prove necessary for the removal of graffiti from a railroad bridge in San Luis Obispo. [Tribune] Police say a concerned citizen likely painted... (Continue reading)

Mud slides shut down portion of Highway 1

Highway 1 is closed from Ragged Point near the Monterey and San Luis Obispo coujnty lines to Big Sur because of mud and rock slides. Caltrans reports multiple mud slides throughout the 42 mile stretch. Crews are on site assessing... (Continue reading)

SLO council minority halts progress of Grossman development

By JOSH FRIEDMAN The San Luis Obispo City Council majority failed to muster enough votes Tuesday night to further several large housing projects, including one belonging to a politically connected developer. The city’s general plan update calls for high-density residential... (Continue reading)

Caltrans employees hosting bike breakfast

The employees of Caltrans District 5 will host a complimentary “bike breakfast” on May 7 beginning at 7 a.m. for local residents who stop by on their way to work or school on a bike. This event will take place... (Continue reading)

Caltrans employees accused of theft of public funds

Six Caltrans workers suspected of grand theft and conspiracy were arrested Monday by the California Highway Patrol. CHP officials said the six are suspected of falsely charging more than $100,000 in overtime and stealing 22 highway signs. One of those... (Continue reading)

Questions about Eagle Ranch remain unanswered

OPINION By RED HEESH The meeting regarding the Eagle Ranch development project will take place Tuesday 6 p.m. at City Hall, council chambers. It is a special joint meeting of the Atascadero City Council and the Atascadero Planning Commission to... (Continue reading)

Bay Bridge will last a while

Is the Bay Bridge safe to traverse? Officials have been concerned that the structural integrity of the West’s most vulnerable landmark, the Bay Bridge, might be compromised after discovery of blatant falsification of testing data by individuals in the state’s... (Continue reading)

Marijuana doctor named in wrongful death lawsuit

The parents of a Cal Poly student who died after he was hit by a truck while walking on U.S. Highway 101 in San Luis Obispo filed a wrongful death lawsuit against three government agencies and a local doctor. [Tribune]... (Continue reading)

Landslide closes Highway 1

A destructive landslide has shut down a  portion of scenic Highway 1 between Big Sur and Carmel in Monterey County to all travelers including emergency vehicles, pedestrians and cyclists. Temporary repairs will take at least a month, said Colin Jones,... (Continue reading)