Monthly Archives: February 2012

JURUPA VALLEY: Rock starts trip to LA Tuesday

The next couple of days are going to rock in Jurupa Valley. A 340-ton boulder bound for a downtown Los Angeles art museum starts its 100-mile move through four counties Tuesday, but not without a sendoff celebration. via JURUPA VALLEY: … Continue reading

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RIVERSIDE: County worker shuttle not total transit fix

Officials believe a proposed downtown Riverside shuttle carrying county workers to and from a temporary parking lot east of Highway 91 is the answer to a small problem. But it still doesn’t fix the city’s ongoing problem of the freeway … Continue reading

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GAS PRICES: Inland average hits $4.21

Gasoline prices are marching into springtime at record highs, and some drivers are already bracing for cutbacks in their car use if prices stay this high for long. “If I could, I’d park my truck right now,” said John Isner, … Continue reading

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SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA: Caltrans says safety relies on area drivers

Even when he’s not driving — just standing on Southern California freeways — Caltrans maintenance worker Maurice Coggins has his eyes on the road. “You never feel safe out here,” Coggins said as traffic whizzed by along Highway 60 near … Continue reading

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SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA: Gas price hike has drivers worried

It’s beginning to feel a lot like springtime 2008 around Southern California. Warmer weather. Check. Presidential election heating up. Check $4 gasoline prices. Check, unfortunately. After a winter of slight increases, the average cost of a gallon of regular unleaded … Continue reading

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PERRIS: 4th Street overpass almost finished

A persistent Perris bottleneck along Interstate 215 is almost a thing of the past. A new eight-lane bridge spanning the freeway is set to fully open next week, ending years of stop-and-go traffic as drivers tried to enter and exit … Continue reading

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PASS: Bono Mack asks feds for help after I-10 backup

Drivers and local officials continue to express frustration over a massive weekend traffic jam on Interstate 10 in the San Gorgonio Pass and Coachella Valley, and were joined Wednesday by federal officials. Rep. Mary Bono Mack, R-Palm Springs, wrote U.S. … Continue reading

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BANNING: Caltrans reassigns staff overseeing I-10 project

Caltrans overseers of a construction project along Interstate 10 have been reassigned after a construction breakdown left drivers inching along the freeway for hours Sunday, backed up as far as Palm Springs. Banning Mayor Don Robinson said Caltrans District 8 … Continue reading

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RIVERSIDE: East Junction construction continuing, quietly

It’s not possible to silently widen a Southern California freeway, but workers connecting carpool lanes along Highway 60 near Moreno Valley are coming close. The $56 million East Junction project will connect the carpool lanes east of where the 60 … Continue reading

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BEAUMONT: I-10 work leads to 25-mile backup Sunday

A 25-mile backup of cars Sunday on Interstate 10 in Banning has Caltrans officials apologizing for a calamitous delay that trapped some drivers on the freeway for hours and sent others back to the Coachella Valley to find circuitous alternate … Continue reading

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