PREVENT LITTER

We all know that trash and litter on our roads and highways is an eyesore, but less obvious are the costs involved. Reporter Mike Lipsitz pulls out his trash bag… The California Department of Transportation, or Caltrans, has maintenance crews clearing litter and other debris from our state highways year-round.

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I-10 BETWEEN BEAUMONT AND INDIO TO BE IMPACTED BY MUSIC FESTIVALS

If you must drive Interstate 10 between Beaumont and Indio, Caltrans warns motorists to be prepared for traffic delays for the next three weekends due to the Coachella and Stagecoach music festivals. The heaviest traffic for the next three weekends will be eastbound 10 on Fridays and Saturdays, and westbound

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CALTRANS TO INSTALL DELINEATORS ON DANGEROUS STRETCH OF HIGHWAY IN YUCCA VALLEY

UPDATED 12:56 with comments from CalTrans UPDATED 4-16- 6:45 a.m. with photos

The driveway into the AM/PM and Sonic parking lots, just east of Balsa Avenue in Yucca Valley, has been the scene of two fatal motorcycle crashes in just three months this year. Wednesday, Caltrans notified the county that

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MORONGO VALLEY CITIZENS IN HEATED DISCUSSION WITH CALTRANS LAST NIGHT

A heated 90-minute discussion took place between CalTrans and the residents of Morongo Valley during last night’s three-hour Morongo Valley Community Services District board meeting. Ongoing safety concerns regarding the design of the new Morongo Valley median prompted a large turnout. Residents were quick to contradict the statements of CalTrans

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MORONGO VALLEY CSD GETS MEDIAN UPDATE FROM CALTRANS TONIGHT

Tonight’s Morongo Valley CSD meeting will include an update from CALTrans on the Morongo Valley Median project. Here’s reporter Andrew Dieleman with the details… The Morongo Valley Community Services District will meet tonight in open session to hear an update from CALTrans regarding the Morongo Valley median project and a

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CALTRANS GETS EARFUL ABOUT MEDIANS IN 3 ½ HOUR MORONGO VALLEY CSD MEETING

In a marathon 3 1/2-hour meeting, the Morongo Valley Community Services District board met with members of CalTrans last night to discuss the ongoing median project. Reporter Andrew Dieleman was there, and files this report… Morongo Valley residents were quick to weigh in last night following an update from CalTrans

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MORONGO VALLEY CSD LOOKS AT MEDIAN PROJECT AND VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR

Tonight’s Morongo Valley CSD meeting will include an update from CALTrans on the Morongo Valley median project. Here’s reporter Andrew Dieleman with the details… Tonight’s board meeting of the Morongo Valley Community Services District will include an update from CALTrans regarding the Morongo Valley median project. The board will then

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CHANGES TO HIGHWAYS AND BYWAYS

Roads and the highway in the Morongo Basin featured prominently in several of our top stories this year. An increasing number of pedestrian deaths and head-on crashes prompted CalTrans to start work on several projects in an attempt to reduce highway deaths. Several years before, CalTrans had installed delineators in

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MORONGO BASIN MAC MET LAST NIGHT, CALTRANS CONDUCTS A Q&A

Morongo Basin Municipal Advisory Council met last night. Caltrans was there to answer some questions. Reporter Eric Knabe has the details…

In the first part of the meeting, Cal Fire reported there is a high fire danger in the area, possibly until Wednesday. There are more than eight large fires

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CALTRANS TO PERFORM ROAD WORK ON HIGHWAY 62 THIS WEEK

Caltrans will be performing road work on various parts of Highway 62 this week. Starting today, street sweepers will be cleaning the eastbound lanes of Highway 62 from 7 to 2 between Hoopa Road and Fairway Avenue. On Tuesday and Wednesday, workers will be sealing cracks on westbound lanes from

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CALTRANS IS HIRING

Caltrans is hiring, looking to fill more than 1,100 open positions, and is hosting career fairs statewide to attract potential employees. With the passage of Senate Bill 1, the Road Repair and Accountability Act, which is projected to raise a total of $54 billion in the upcoming decade, Caltrans is

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A REMINDER, ROADWORK ON THE YUCCA GRADE STARTS TODAY

This reminder, major roadwork on the Yucca grade starts today. CalTrans will replace the temporary delineators with permanent raised curb medians between East Drive and Yucca Park Road. In addition, the highway will be restriped for left-turn lanes, and a traffic signal will be added at Bella Vista Drive. Eastbound

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CALTRANS KICKS OFF PUBLIC SAFETY CAMPAIGN

You’ve seen the billboards along Highway 62 and Interstate 10: a face with tire treads on it and the message “You’ll never know who you run into: Look Both Ways.” CalTrans officially kicked off a public safety campaign called Look Both Ways. Accidents involving pedestrians and vehicles have risen in

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MAJOR ROADWORK ON THE YUCCA GRADE STARTS MONDAY

Get ready for possible delays going down the Yucca Grade for the rest of the year. Two years ago, CalTrans installed temporary delineators between east- and westbound lanes on Highway 62 in Morongo Valley to reduce the number of head-on crashes. The project has been deemed a success, and starting

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CALTRANS OFFER TIPS FOR DRIVING IN HIGH TEMPERATURES

Caltrans is alerting motorists that high temperatures can cause problems for the traveling public such as vehicle breakdowns, and uncomfortable conditions. Reporter Rebecca Havely has some helpful travel tips… Know before you go. Check traffic conditions to make your drive safer. Make sure you vehicle is in good repair check

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ROAD WORK ON OLD WOMAN SPRINGS ROAD MONDAY

The California Department of Transportation will be performing road work on State Route 247 Monday. CalTrans will be grinding and repaving both north- and southbound lanes of the highway from Handley Road to Boone Avenue Monday, June 19, from 5 a.m. to 7 p.m. Motorists are urged to use caution

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ROAD WORK ON THE MORONGO GRADE AND STATE ROUTE  247 THIS WEEK

The California Department of Transportation will be performing road work on the Morongo Grade, and on State Route 247 all this week. Caltrans will be repairing guardrails on the Morongo Grade from the county line to Indian Canyon Avenue today through this Thursday, June 15, from 9 until 3. In

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ROAD WORK IN THE MORONGO BASIN THIS WEEK

The California Department of Transportation will be performing road work on the Morongo Grade, and on State Route 247 all this week. Caltrans will be repairing guardrails on the Morongo Grade from the county line to Indian Canyon Avenue today through next Monday, June 12, from 9 until 3. In

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COUNTY AND CALTRANS TO DEDICATE JOSHUA TREE STRIPING PROJECT TOMORROW

CalTrans and County representatives will hold a ribbon cutting and dedication ceremony at Tortoise Island in Joshua Tree at 10 a.m. tomorrow, (Wednesday, May 31), for the new bike lanes and striping plan in downtown Joshua Tree. The striping and bike lanes are a first for San Bernardino Counties. Bring

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STRIPING OF DOWNTOWN JOSHUA TREE STARTS THIS WEEK

Caltrans began striping Highway 62 in downtown Joshua Tree this morning. The striping project, which will provide striped islands, diagonal parking areas, and bicycle lanes, will take place 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday, May 22, through Thursday, May 25. Traffic control will be in place. Motorists are advised to

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