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  • L.A. County set to build its first new freeway in 25 years, despite many misgivings

    02/10/2018 6:41:05 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 76 replies
    L A Times ^ | Feb 10, 2018 | 3:00 AM | Louis Sahagun
    The California Department of Transportation, in cooperation with a joint powers authority, will in June begin buying land to build a 63-mile high desert freeway connecting the Los Angeles County communities of Palmdale and Lancaster with the San Bernardino County communities of Victorville, Apple Valley and Adelanto. ... The county’s first new freeway in a quarter-century is something of a throwback, as regional planners have shifted their focus in recent years toward mass transit and infill development to combat snarled traffic and housing shortages. Yet it serves as a reminder that even as Los Angeles moves to encourage more density...
  • Dashcam video shows three-car crash as freeway drivers brake for SpaceX rocket launch

    12/26/2017 3:37:49 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 9 replies
    L A Times ^ | 12/26/2017 | Joseph Serna
    The vehicles are westbound on the 10 Freeway in Banning when the rocket’s plume begins to cut through the darkening sky. The driver in the vehicle with the camera and his children can be heard talking about the rocket in amazement while he slows for the wall of brake lights forming in front of them as other drivers take notice. Moments after they drive under the South San Gorgonio Avenue overpass, a thud is heard and then a white four-door vehicle in the next lane is shoved into the car in front of it by a van that rear-ended it....
  • Flap over federal grant latest in tense city-state relationship on I-49 project in Lafayette

    11/16/2017 8:00:53 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 4 replies
    The Acadiana Advocate ^ | October 21, 2017 | Ben Myers
    What to do with the rundown, dangerous and divisive Evangeline Thruway is a critical open question facing state transportation officials planning an elevated interstate connection through the heart of Lafayette. The Department of Transportation and Development is considering two options: keep the basic structure in place as a frontage road, or reinvent a portion of the roadway as a pedestrian-friendly “Grand Boulevard.” The thruway cordoned neighborhoods to the east when it was built in 1963, and the boulevard idea aims to reconnect those neighborhoods to downtown commerce. State officials and their consultants said a decision will come within a year....
  • Legislation to Name Segment of 134 Freeway After Barack Obama Moves Forward

    07/11/2017 8:15:56 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 30 replies
    cbs2la ^ |
    A resolution to name a segment of the 134 Freeway near Occidental College after Barack Obama has moved another step forward, a state senator said Tuesday. The Assembly Transportation Committee on Monday voted 11-3 to rename the stretch of the Ventura Freeway between the Glendale (2) and Foothill (210) freeways the President Barack H. Obama Freeway,
  • Video Shows Man On Dirt Bike Flying Over Freeway In Moreno Valley (wow)

    03/04/2017 6:11:19 PM PST · by cba123 · 10 replies
    CBS Los Angeles ^ | March 3, 2017 | Tom Wait
    Interesting link: -- MORENO VALLEY ( — A dirt bike flies over the 60 Freeway in Riverside County. It’s a mind-boggling stunt that would make anyone do a double take. Before launching over the freeway, the rider can be seen accelerating up a dirt path carved from a hillside and then liftoff. There’s plenty of traffic below. The stunning video shot from the air and ground was posted on Kyle Katsandris’ Instagram account, along with a YouTube channel, which features several other clips of Katsandris doing stunts and tricks on his bike.
  • "Kill More Cops" Graffiti Mural Appears On Major L.A. Freeway

    07/24/2016 7:59:53 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 17 replies ^ | July 24, 2016 | Joel B. Pollak
    A reader has e-mailed Breitbart News an image showing a graffiti mural reading “KILL MORE COPS” along Interstate 5 in Los Angeles, a major commuting route in the San Fernando Valley just north of Burbank and Hollywood.
  • Protesters Vandalize Oakland Police Building With 'MURDERERS', Set Fire, Shut Down Freeway

    07/08/2016 7:21:00 AM PDT · by Lonely Bull · 33 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Thursday, July 7, 2016 | Shawn Murphy, Lisa Fernandez, Pete Suratos and Cheryl Hurd
    A stretch of the Nimitz reopened early Friday morning after Oakland protesters had shut it down - almost holding a party there - while also setting a small fire and ripping down a Caltrans board. [SNIP] In addition, some protesters painted Oakland police headquarters in red and broke glass and spraypainted a daunting message to police on a side wall that read "MURDERERS" in all capital letters. Nearby, there were smashed windows at Foot Locker and Chase bank on Broadway at 14th Street. [SNIP] At that time in Oakland, there were speeches and marches, and despite the angry mood of...
  • She survived her first driving-while-texting accident – but not her second

    04/11/2016 8:49:59 AM PDT · by Enterprise · 93 replies
    Fresno Bee ^ | 4-10-16 | ERIN TRACY
    OAKDALE, CALIF. Oakdale teen Amanda Clark’s phone conversation came to an abrupt end when her Chevrolet Trailblazer rolled three times before landing on its roof. She’d run a stop sign and was broadsided by another driver. Metal caved in around her but the roof stayed intact and she survived with just scrapes and bruises.(snip) One year later, almost to the day, Clark was driving in Manteca. She’d been on the phone arguing with her roommate. When she took the Highway 120 bypass to Interstate 5 she lost control of her car and crashed. Cell phone records show she was texting....
  • Unbelievable Photos From China's Traffic Jam After 7-Day Holiday

    10/12/2015 10:17:43 AM PDT · by QT3.14 · 44 replies
    Huff Post ^ | October 8, 2015 | Alexandra Ma
    s China's "Golden Week," a seven-day public holiday celebrating the country's national day, came to a close on Wednesday, Chinese citizens flocked home -- at the same time. Around 2 p.m. on Tuesday, hundreds of thousands of northbound vehicles got stuck on the G4 Beijing-Hong Kong-Macau (Jinggang'ao) expressway, People's Daily China reported. The 1,400-mile-long expressway runs between Beijing and Shenzhen, and connects along the way to other major cities in the Hebei, Henan and Guangdong provinces.
  • Arizona Freeway Shootings: 2 People Questioned, Police Say

    09/11/2015 11:09:04 AM PDT · by PghBaldy · 18 replies
    ABC News ^ | September 11 | ENJOLI FRANCIS
    Authorities in Arizona said today that they have detained two people of interest for questioning in connection with a spate of shootings that has targeted the heavily-traveled Interstate 10 freeway that runs through Phoenix, leaving commuters terrified for weeks. According to ABC News affiliate, officers with the state's Department of Public Safety surrounded a Tahoe in a parking lot and then took two individuals into custody.
  • Floodwaters wash out, shut down part of I-10 in Southern California

    07/20/2015 10:07:43 AM PDT · by Enterprise · 15 replies ^ | July 20, 2015 | Ed Payne and Joe Sutton,
    Heavy rains and flooding washed out parts of Interstate 10 in Southern California, shutting down traffic in both directions. (snip) The incident took place near Desert Center, about 170 miles east of Los Angeles and about 50 miles from the Arizona border.
  • Fireworks-filled van explodes on California freeway (Barstow)

    07/02/2015 5:53:39 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 60 replies
    AP on ^ | 7/2/15 | Associated Press
    BARSTOW, Calif. (AP) — A box van packed with fireworks exploded and burned to the ground on a Southern California freeway Thursday, clogging the main road between Los Angeles and Las Vegas at the beginning of the Fourth of July holiday weekend. The Chevrolet van caught fire shortly before 1:30 p.m. Thursday on southbound Interstate 15 near the Nevada border, briefly closing southbound lanes for nearly an hour and backing up traffic several miles into Nevada, said California Highway Patrol Officer Ryan Camara. No one was injured.
  • Zimmerman protesters shut down Oakland freeway

    07/15/2013 10:57:49 PM PDT · by Nachum · 16 replies
    KTVU ^ | 7/15/13 | and wires
    OAKLAND, Calif. — Hundreds of protesters angry with the acquittal of a neighborhood watch volunteer for a fatal shooting in Florida marched through downtown Oakland Monday evening, temporarily shutting down I-880 in the process. The protest was the third in three days in Oakland following the announcement Saturday that George Zimmerman was found not guilty of the murder of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin after a confrontation where he followed Martin believing he was suspicious. The protest briefly blocked traffic on Interstate Highway 880 and about five people have been arrested, police said. Police could not immediately disclose where and why they...
  • Anti-Zimmerman Demonstrators Close 10 Freeway (Los Angeles)

    07/14/2013 8:39:49 PM PDT · by Nachum · 63 replies
    CBS-Local ^ | 7/14/13 | staff
    CRENSHAW ( — Crowds of anti-Zimmerman protesters shut down part of the 10 Freeway in Crenshaw Sunday evening. About 200 demonstrators stood on the freeway to block traffic. Many held signs with Trayvon Martin’s likeness, other held signs asking for “justice” and “peace.” Traffic was stopped on the EB and SB 10 Freeway for about 30 minutes. There were reports that some of the protesters threw water bottles, batteries and rocks at police near 39th and Crenshaw.
  • Ed Lee talks of tearing down end of I-280 [San Francisco]

    01/21/2013 7:33:25 PM PST · by Lonely Bull · 5 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | Sunday, January 20, 2013 | Phillip Matier and Andrew Ross, Chronicle Columnists
    Mayor Ed Lee is floating the idea of tearing down the stub end of Interstate 280 in San Francisco in hopes of creating a new neighborhood and speeding up the arrival of high-speed rail service downtown. The idea, laid out by the mayor's chief transit planner, Gillian Gillett, in a memo to the regional Metropolitan Transportation Commission, would be to knock down I-280 before 16th Street - eliminating the ramps both at Sixth and Brannan streets and at Fourth and King streets. It would be replaced by a street-level boulevard akin to those built after the Embarcadero and Central freeways...
  • Two-Hour Long Pursuit Underway On Los Angeles Freeways

    07/16/2011 10:15:46 PM PDT · by waus · 42 replies
    KTLA ^ | 7-16-11 | waus
    Highway Patrol and LAPD in Los Angeles chasing a DUI suspect all over Los Angeles. Live feed.
  • 2 men arrested; SUV searched for bombs near military housing

    11/27/2010 9:06:25 PM PST · by BuckyKat · 24 replies · 1+ views
    Honolulu Star Advertiser ^ | 11/27/2010 | Star Advertiser Staff
    Honolulu police shut down the Ala Kapuna off-ramp along Moanalua Freeway Honolulu-bound for about two hours this afternoon to investigate a suspicious vehicle that may contain explosives, police dispatch reported.
  • Paving way for open-road tolling

    04/05/2010 10:49:46 AM PDT · by Willie Green · 13 replies · 602+ views
    South Bend Tribune ^ | April 05. 2010 | KEVIN ALLEN
    Eventually, drivers will be electronically scanned without slowing down It's been two years since electronic tolling debuted on the Indiana Toll Road. Drivers no longer have to fumble with coins and cash at toll booths if they have i-Zoom transponders or a similar device from another state. And, eventually, they won't even have to slow down to pay their tolls. The next step for the 157-mile tollway will be implementing open-road tolling, which uses scanners to collect tolls electronically while vehicles are traveling at highway speeds. Toll roads in several other states have already installed open-road tolling. The Illinois Tollway...
  • Pakistan Air Force validates fighter operations from motorways

    04/02/2010 7:44:10 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 14 replies · 782+ views
    India Talkies ^ | 4/2/2010 | India Talkies
    The Pakistan Air Force (PAF) Friday successfully validated its concept of fighter operations from motorways and highways when its two fighter aircraft landed on a motorway. The historic landmark was achieved as part of the ongoing High Mark-2010 exercise. After landing, the aircraft were refuelled, rearmed and re-launched, Associated Press of Pakistan reported. While the point where the two aircraft touched down was not specified, it was believed to be somewhere on the Islamabad-Lahore motorway or that linking the capital with Peshawar. High Mark-2010, launched March 15, is the PAF’s biggest war game in five years and covers the the...
  • 26 outlaw bikers crash on Oregon freeway

    09/19/2009 5:02:20 PM PDT · by skeptoid · 28 replies · 3,196+ views
    msnbc ^ | Sept . 19, 2009
    More than two dozen motorcycles crashed on a freeway in Oregon on Friday, blocking traffic for hours, police said. Oregon State Police said the bikers were behind a car when traffic unexpectedly slowed in the northbound lanes on Interstate 5. The collision sent bikes scattering across the road, near Wilsonville, south of Portland.