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Traffic delays expected on HWY 50/Pioneer Bridge

Sections of the Pioneer Bridge will be closed through the summer for nighttime and weekend work. The Pioneer Bridge is the main connector for Sacramento and Yolo counties on U.S. Highway 50 over the Sacramento River.

Overnight Lane Closures
Nightly work begins at 7 p.m. in both directions, reopening at 5 a.m. westbound and 6 a.m. eastbound for the morning commute.

Weekend Closures
55-hour closures will also take place over several weekends throughout the summer. The first closure will be Friday July 21 from 7 p.m. until 6 a.m. Monday July 24.

Caltrans urges the public to plan ahead before traveling on the bridge and to seek alternative routes when necessary. Delays are expected during construction. Construction is expected to last through September.... Read More

Southwest Airlines announces expanded service to SMF

April 6, 2017 |

As a shot-in-the-arm for Sacramento's burgeoning tourism industry, Southwest Airline has announced several new flights for Sacramento International Airport, SMF.
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Auto Museum displays “Flash” CHP exhibit

Auto Museum displays “Flash” CHP exhibit

Don’t blink! 

The California Automobile Museum, in partnership with the California Highway Patrol Museum in West Sacramento, is proud to present a fun “flash” CHP exhibit on display now through Sunday, March 5, 2017.  

The short-term exhibit will showcase “flashy” highway patrol cars – such as a 1973 Dodge Coronet, a 1992 Mustang, a rare 1999 Volvo S270 with a high-performance turbo engine and a brand new Dodge Charger. Some of the cars on display are typical of CHP cars at the time of their use, but the exhibit also highlights the innovative ways the cars were used by the CHP.  In addition, a number of iconic motorcycles – including a 1973 Moto Guzzi and a brand new CHP Harley-Davidson – will also be on display.  All of the eye-catching vehicles included in the exhibit demonstrate the CHP’s compelling history from the past to the present.

Pilot program in Midtown to result in monthly reduction of 270 hours of restricted parking

Pilot program in Midtown to result in monthly reduction of 270 hours of restricted parking

The Midtown Business Association supports the City of Sacramento’s latest efforts to increase the availability of parking by lifting parking restrictions and updating signage on several blocks in Midtown. Based on the new pilot program that goes into effect October 24, 2016, the City plans to update signage restrictions for garbage, yard waste, recycle and collection, monthly street sweeping and claw service (during leaf season) on a block-by-block basis to more accurately reflect current services. The new program will result in a reduction of 270 hours a month for restricted parking for city services in the pilot area.

Caltrans Jefferson Blvd. Closure Oct. 17

Caltrans Jefferson Blvd. Closure Oct. 17

Caltrans plans to close State Route 84 (Jefferson Boulevard) just south of the City boundary starting Monday, October 17th for emergency road work.  The road will be completely closed going north and south and Caltrans intends to detour traffic through Gregory Avenue and South River Road in West Sacramento and out Babel Slough Road in Yolo County.  Homes and businesses on Jefferson between Gregory Avenue and the southerly City boundary will have driveway access during this time.

 

The work will last one month and is intended to repair fractures and poor roadway conditions.  Caltrans is coordinating the detour with the City and will be posting portable message boards in advance of the construction... Read More

California State Parks Specialized License Plate Now Available

California State Parks Specialized License Plate Now Available

California State Parks (State Parks) has unveiled its specialized vehicle license plate "ParksPLATE”.

The design of the plate features California’s official tree, the California redwood. Proceeds from the sale and annual renewal of the plate will provide an ongoing funding source for the restoration and preservation of state parks across California.

State Parks officials unveiled the specialized plate at Sutter’s Fort State Historic Park where some of the most extensive restorations since a major reconstruction effort in the 1890s are currently underway. Plate sales will support restoration projects like this one and help the department restore and preserve California’s state park system.

Interstate 80 Subject to Detour Tuesday and Wednesday Nights in South Placer County

Interstate 80 Subject to Detour Tuesday and Wednesday Nights in South Placer County

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will begin the first structure lift of the “Raise80” project this Tuesday, September 23 and Wednesday, September 24 from 10:30 p.m. to 5 a.m. The overpass structure at Magra Road in west Placer County is the first structure to be lifted. During the overnight lift process, all I-80 traffic in both directions will be detoured around the project to the Highway 20/49 corridor, which is a 56-mile route. Motorists are advised to plan their route and time accordingly.