Motorists can expect intermittent closures of onramps and offramps for the eastbound Watt Avenue at Highway 50 interchange late Wednesday night and early Thursday morning.

A new, UC Davis-developed website, Electric Vehicle Explorer, enables car buyers to weigh the potential costs of operating a plug-in electric vehicle.
National price tracker GasBuddy.com, which surveys more than 700 regional gas outlets daily, said the average retail price of gas in the area fell another 4.3 cents to $3.90 a gallon over the past week. Over the past three weeks, the average price has fallen more than 12 cents, after hovering above the $4-a-gallon threshold through the Indepedence Day holiday.
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Caltrans relinquished the highway on both sides of the bridge to Sacramento and West Sacramento a decade ago, cutting the bridge off from the rest of the state highway system. Its 737-foot span over the Sacramento River is the shortest highway in the state. Caltrans now says it wants to give the vintage 1935 bridge to the two cities.
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State Sen. Mark DeSaulnier, D-Concord, is calling for a criminal investigation into construction problems on the new San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge, and said the release this week of a Senate investigative report will show how the California Department of Transportation knowingly accepted substandard work at taxpayer expense.


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