Headlines About California Highways – April 2018

Another month has come to end — a month to busy for me to get to web page updates. But I can still share some headlines with you — both for your information, and my memory for when I do get to the updates :-). Stay safe on the roads, folks, and if you drive the Sepulveda Pass corridor, remember that Metro is doing a survey for future improvements in the corridor. Note: If you run into paywall problems on any of the sites below, try viewing the article in your browser’s private or incognito modes.

  • A look back at the beginnings of Highway 101. Mrs. Lucy Levy’s mud-stained trousseau while traveling through Santa Barbara County in the 1880s was testimony to the fact that we live in a land of little rain until it rains. On Presidents Day weekend, we were driving to a Mission Museums meeting in Solvang when a winter storm moved in. We suddenly realized there were many drivers on the road who might never have driven in a real rainstorm. Until the modern freeway, El Camino Real was hazardous during the best of times. It could be a long and dusty trail that also abruptly became a windswept and mud-flooded plain
  • Interstate 805 California. [Note: This is here because it had some immigration sign information I need to capture for my website.]
  • CALTRANS WANTS TO WIDEN LINCOLN BOULEVARD. Caltrans will host a community meeting on Wednesday (March 28) to discuss plans for widening Lincoln Boulevard between Jefferson Boulevard in Playa Vista and Fiji Way in Marina del Rey. The heavily trafficked 0.6-mile stretch of Lincoln traverses the upper and lower segments of the ecologically sensitive Ballona Wetlands Ecological Reserve.
  • Highway 246 passing lanes project continues. Drivers traveling on Highway 246 will encounter some lane closures with one-way reversing traffic starting Monday. Caltrans is completing a project to construct passing lanes in both directions of the road near Lompoc from Cebada Canyon Road to Hapgood Road.

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