Monthly Archives: February 2011

Caltrans closes last dirt highway in state system

The end of the road has come for Highway 173, where the pavement ends northwest of Lake Arrowhead. Caltrans is closing the road — the last dirt road in the state highway system — to cut maintenance costs and eliminate … Continue reading

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Storms leave their mark on the mountains and Highway 330

The decision to close Highway 330 didn’t take Henry Aldama long. The Caltrans maintenance crew supervisor for Running Springs had been clearing debris off the mountain road for more than six hours on Dec. 22. By 4:30 a.m., his crew … Continue reading

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Car-pool lanes in Moreno Valley opening to lone drivers — sometimes

Solo drivers, welcome to the fast lane in Moreno Valley. Federal officials have given the go-ahead to a Caltrans plan to allow anyone to use car-pool lanes along Highway 60 during non-rush-hour periods, in an effort to help traffic flow … Continue reading

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New license delays frustrating drivers

Brian Astorga, 33, has been driving since he was a teenager, but he can’t wait to get his driver’s license from the DMV. “I know they’re having trouble getting them out, but why are the people penalized for it?” Astorga … Continue reading

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