April 18, 2019
  • 2:34 pm Committee Leadership Comes into Focus for 116th Congress
  • 2:22 pm Interstate System Report Calls for More Funding, Tolling, VMT Fees, and Cybersecurity
  • 2:15 pm In Memoriam: President George H. W. Bush, ISTEA, and Transportation
  • 1:56 pm Growth Projected for Transportation Projects, but Costs a Challenge
  • 1:35 pm FAA Reshuffles Executives, Plans Drone Identification Rulemaking in Spring 2019
  • 1:28 pm Predictive Technology Helps Reduce Crashes on I-15 Corridor in Las Vegas
  • 1:14 pm Video Report: MoDOT Produces Multi-Lingual Safety Message
  • 1:11 pm PennDOT Nears Completion of Rapid Bridge Replacement Project
  • 1:08 pm Infrastructure Grants Awarded to “Smaller” South Dakota Communities
  • 1:04 pm House Subcommittee Targets Design Changes to Improve Roadway Safety
  • 1:00 pm Work Zone Safety Touted at Kickoff Event in Nation’s Capital
  • 12:58 pm Sec. Chao Reiterates Transportation Budget Priorities in House Testimony
  • 12:53 pm House Subcommittee Hearing Seeks to Stem ‘Misuse’ of Harbor Maintenance Taxes
  • 12:47 pm Proposed Legislation Seeks to Extend Tax Credits for Electric and Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicles

Last year, the Delta Fire in California’s Shasta National Forest burned 63,311 acres and destroyed 20 structures before it could be completely contained on October 7. That wildfire also torched about seven miles of Interstate 5; closing the critical north-south highway for six days.

[Above photo by Caltrans.]

Now, the California Department of Transportation is in the midst of repairing the damage caused to I-5 by the Delta Fire – just one of many road-restoration projects being undertaken by Caltrans in the wake of several major wildfire incidences.

“We had a lot of burned trees [as] the fire was right up against the road,” noted Sean Shepard, project manager for Caltrans, in the video report below. “We lost over 100 signs [to the fire] which damaged the paint on the roadway and concrete barriers.”

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