UPDATE: Forward progress stopped on 3.5-acre brush fire near Sierra Highway

https://www.facebook.com/signalscv/videos/1891241437601509/ Los Angeles County firefighters managed to stop progress on a 3.5 acre brush fire around 1 p.m. Tuesday. The fire broke out near Sierra Highway and Highway 14, fire…

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Grant to help build truck lane, HOV lane in SCV
Interstate 5 showing signs of snowfall on both sides of the freeway Monday morning. Jeff Zimmerman/For The Signal

Grant to help build truck lane, HOV lane in SCV

Congestion on the I-5 may be reduced, thanks to a newly awarded federal $47 million grant to Metro to build truck lanes and extend High-Occupancy Vehicle, or carpool, lanes running…

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Overhead highway sign crashes onto freeway, diverts traffic
Vehicles pass under missing freeway sign that detached moments earlier on Friday, March 30, 2018

Overhead highway sign crashes onto freeway, diverts traffic

The southbound lanes of Interstate 5 were shut down for two hours Friday after one of the “big green” overhead roadway signs came crashing down onto the freeway. No one…

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SUV flips upside down on I-5, no injuries
CHP officers at the scene of an SUV that flipped on I-5. No one was hurt. photo for The Signal, by Rick McClure.

SUV flips upside down on I-5, no injuries

An SUV flipped upside down on Interstate 5  may have looked bad to passing motorists but emergency response crews found no one trapped or injured in the incident. Shortly before…

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CalTrans announces I-5 road construction
California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) announced today plans to add temporary bypass lanes in both directions of I-5 (Golden State Freeway) for a $171 million repaving project in and near the city of Santa Clarita

CalTrans announces I-5 road construction

California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) announced today plans to add temporary bypass lanes in both directions of I-5 (Golden State Freeway) for a $171 million repaving project in and near…

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Caltrans celebrates start of I-5 construction
Traffic moves north and south at the Highway 14 and Interstate 5 connector in the Newhall Pass. Katharine Lotze/The Signal

Caltrans celebrates start of I-5 construction

Northern Los Angeles County Interstate-5 commuters are in for a smoother ride. Caltrans broke ground on their $171 million project to improve the pavement quality on the freeway running through…

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