I love this NEW forum.
I have a small contribution I would like to share with everyone.
I have the CALTRANS 1800 number in my cell phone and always use this in routing my trips. It is an automated system that you can dial and press the hwy/fwy # and it will tell you the current condition and if there is/are any closures or work being performed.
It has always served me well and has always been updated daily. I have yet to get caught on road construction traffic when it said the road was open.
Program this into your phone 1.800.427.7623
I hope this helps ya'll as much as it has helped me.