• Asphalt Shows Off ‘Speed of Construction’ Advantage in I-10 Emergency Reconstruction

    November 30, 2015

    CalAPA.  Asphalt’s speed-of-construction attributes garnered worldwide attention last week when a major Southern California freeway was reopened in just five days after experiencing major flood damage.

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    Interstate 10, a major freeway connecting Los Angeles to Phoenix was closed when flash-flooding caused a bridge to collapse, forcing eastbound traffic to take an hours-long detour. The interstate carries an average of 27,000 vehicles a day through the area.

    Working around the clock, a contractor brought in by Caltrans, Granite Construction, trucked in 2,500 tons of asphalt and 2,000 tons of base course to pave a temporary detour around the damaged bridge and traffic was able to pass through the area at noon Friday to great fanfare.

    The freak summer rainstorm inundated drought-stricken Southern California last weekend, sending torrents of chocolate-colored water sweeping across the parched desert landscape. A concrete structure that carries I-10 traffic over Tex Wash, about 44 miles east of Route 86 (Coachella) and 42 miles west of the Arizona state line, took the brunt of the flooding. According to Caltrans Public Information Officer Tyeisha Prunty, three other structures received minor damage and were repaired.

    The temporary detour, which will carry traffic alongside the collapsed concrete structure at reduced speeds, will be in place until the structure can be replaced, she said. That process could take months, Prunty said, at an estimated cost of $5 million.

  • Senate Panel Votes to Raise California Gas Tax 12 cents a Gallon

    November 30, 2015

    Speaking Wednesday at a news conference at the seaport in Oakland, Gov. Jerry Brown urged bipartisan cooperation in repairing the state’s roads, bridges, ports and other infrastructure. Read more

    Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins speaks during a news conference at the Port of Oakland headquarters in Oakland, Calif., on Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2015. Local government, business leaders and transportation advocates discuss the urgent need to fix and fund California's aging roads, highways and critical infrastructure. (Anda Chu/Bay Area News Group)

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  • Business, Labor and Local Leaders Big Piece of Keep California Moving

    November 30, 2015

    Coalition members speak at the East Bay News Conference on August 19th:

  • California’s Transportation System is in Bad Shape

    November 30, 2015

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    California Transportation System

    Click here to view slide show, narrated by Will Kempton.

     

  • 2015 Caltrans External Stakeholder Survey

    November 30, 2015

    Caltrans requests your feedback!  Click to access the 2015 Caltrans External Stakeholder Survey – this anonymous survey will take only a few minutes to complete. The results will be shared in the next issue of the Mile Marker publication.  

     Caltrans Mile Marker Performance Report

  • Troubled Bridge over Modesto Waters gets Camera Time in Bad Roads Video

    November 3, 2015

    Modesto Bee reports California Alliance for Jobs released its “Bad Roads Tour 2015,” video highlighting some of the worst public roads and streets in the state – Modesto’s Seventh Street Bridge opened in 1917. Read more

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  • Assemblymember Gomez & Transportation California Join Forces To Get The Word Out

    October 29, 2015

    KCRW – Which Way, L.A.?  Interview:  California’s Crumbling Roads – Listen In!

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  • Bad Roads Tour highlighted by Sacramento Bee, KCAL-TV

    October 29, 2015

    In two short minutes, the Alliance’s latest video, Bad Roads Tour 2015, shows vividly just how deteriorated too many roads and bridges are today around California. Read more!  View Video!

  • State Roads Crumble as Tax Fight Wears On

    October 28, 2015

    …With gas-tax revenues drying up as more fuel-efficient cars take over the roads in California and across the nation, the race to repair critical highway infrastructure before tragedy strikes is becoming more pressing. Read more

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  • Shoddy Roads Star in California Transportation Coalition Video

    October 23, 2015

    WATCH: Group pushes for road funding with images of deteriorating streets. Video courtesy of California Alliance for Jobs.

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