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City begins 2011 road resurfacing work

City begins 2011 road resurfacing work

 City begins 2011 road resurfacing work; some major streets postponed until next spring

The City of Sacramento Department of Transportation is starting road resurfacing work throughout the City to keep the pavement as close as possible to its newly constructed condition. There may be minor traffic delays and inconvenience, however, when completed the streets will be in nearly new condition.

The department aims to resurface every street in the City about once every ten years to maintain the quality of City streets in a cost effective manner with available funds. 

This month, work is starting in South Natomas. See the first week’s schedule. The schedule is subject to change. Check to see if your street is going to be resurfaced and when, via a tentative schedule that is posted weekly here.

Car Seat Safety Checks

Car Seat Safety Checks

The California Highway Patrol says 90 percent of the time car seats are not used or installed properly and they can check or install yours for free at a car seat check or with an an appointment at the CHP office closest to you.

One car seat check coming up with CHP Certified Car Seat Technicians/Instructors:

Sunday July 31, 2011 from 11:00 A.M. till 3:00 P.M.

Mel Rapton Honda, 3630 Fulton Ave. Sacramento, CA 95821

Share your road concerns

Share your road concerns

A deadly stretch of Highway 12 is getting a closer look by Caltrans and governments in Sacramento and San Joaquin Counties. The 50 plus stretch between the Sacramento County line to Rio Vista and Suisun City has had its share of accidents.

You can weigh in on how to improve the safety, which in recent years had include the addition of rumble strips.

The public meeting is Tuesday July 26th, from 6-8 pm

The Lodi Public Library

201 Locust Street

Lodi

 

Share you concerns with me on roads and construction MCrowley@news10.net I'd love to hear from you! Lots of projects are underway including I-5 from San Joaquin County Line to I-5 at Richards in downtown Sacramento that involve lane closures both north and southbound from 11 pm to 6am.

 

Slow for the Cone Zone, many projects underway

Slow for the Cone Zone, many projects underway

Contruction and slow for the Cone Zone update:

Caltrans asking folks to slow down and you may see signs all over on freeways as a reminder. Here are just a few projects underway:

These closures may be until 6am on I-5 again this week

Interstate 5 (Sacramento County) at various locations from the San Joaquin County / Sacramento County Line to Florin Road: Motorists can expect north and southbound lane restrictions and traffic control from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. Monday through Saturday (7 p.m. to 5 a.m. Sunday). A contractor is scheduled for paving operations, median and shoulder work behind K-rail and slab replacement.

Interstate 5 (Sacramento County) at various locations from Florin Road to U.S. Highway 50 Connector: Motorists can expect north and southbound lane and ramp closures from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. Monday through Thursday (11 p.m. to 8 a.m. Friday) (8 p.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday) (6 p.m. to 5 a.m. Sunday).

California Automobile Museum: A Sacramento landmark.

A brief tour of the California Auto Museum in Sacramento, Calfornia

The California Automobile Museum in Sacramento, California, formerly the Towe Auto Museum is a very diverse collection of vehicles spanning many types and eras of automobile production.  There is something for every auto enthusiast to enjoy.  Displays range from the earliest vehicles produced by Ford to the latest types of alternative energy powered cars, foreign and domestic.  Many cars are on loan to the museum and some are available for sale.  If you love cars, this museum is a must see!

Free Transit on Spare the Air Days like today

Free Transit on Spare the Air Days like today

The North Natomas Traffic Management Association has a shuttle that runs to downtown and back and is usually just a buck-great deal. Today is even better-it's free since it's a Spare the Air Day. Here is the website    http://www.northnatomastma.org/ for route details and info.

A few other local agencies as well including:

Spare the air means free transit for:

Placer county transit

-Yolo-bus and Unitrans

-El Dorado transit

-North Natomas TMA Shuttle as mentioned

Have a Need for Speed?

Have a Need for Speed?

Do you like to go fast?  Do you like to watch others go fast?  Well, there is a way to do that without causing major damage to yourself and others or running afoul of law enforcement.  Local race tracks across the country offer the car enthusiast  many opportunities to satisfy your need for speed.  Whether it be sports car rally racing, dirt track and asphalt circuit racing or drag racing, there is usually a nearby track hosting an event to suit your favorite type and level of competition. 

Local racing clubs and associations like the West Coast Pro Gas Association provide weekend racers with a safe and sanctioned place to race.  They often offer prizes in the form of parts and sponsorships in addition to cash, trophies and bragging rights.  The entry requirements are usually minimal as they are scaled to meet the hobby racer's budget and expertise to make it possible for many racers to compete safely, no