The first wave of bids for new road projects could go out at the beginning of 2018, now that the California Legislature has approved $52.4 billion over 10 years from a new 12¢-per-gallon gas tax, which begins in November.
In a race to fix the damaged Oroville Dam’s main spillway by November, California Dept. of Water Resources, the operator of the country’s tallest dam, is going to bid with a 65%-complete design that breaks recovery efforts into three parts, with an ultimate goal of doubling the main spillway’s release
Adjustments to increase the velocity of a 6,000-lb wrecking ball had its desired effect more than a week after Caltrans engineers determined that the key Highway 1 connection on California's coast had been irreparably damaged during a series of storms.
Caltrans engineers are scrambling to replace Pfeiffer Canyon Bridge, a 317-ft-long, concrete continuous box-beam bridge on a key coastal highway after mudslides moved one of the support columns more than a foot, causing the span to crack and bow.