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Navigate the Fix50 delays with News10's Melissa Crowley

Fix 50 delays coming that could impact your commutes from 50 to downtown, Elk Grove, Davis, West Sac and Natomas. News10 traffic anchor Melissa Crowley shares how to prepare and get a plan ready.

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EGPD Seeks Teenage Drivers and Parents for Distracted Driving Demonstration

 EGPD Seeks Teenage Drivers and Parents for Distracted Driving Demonstration

On March 29th and April 5th, the Elk Grove Police Department will host an innovative simulated distracted driving program aimed at educating teens and parents about driving safety.

We are currently seeking 100 licensed drivers (teens and parents) to participate in the “3D: Distracted Driving Demonstration Part II” program that will take place on Saturday, March 29th and Saturday, April 5th. Fifty participants per day, during two different sessions, will participate in the distracted driving demonstrations on a closed driving course.  Participants will experience several driving scenarios while performing other tasks such as, using a smart phone to text or talk, applying makeup, eating, reaching for items in the car, etc. 

Overnight Highway 99 Closures Planned for Pedestrian and Bicycle Overcrossing

Overnight Highway 99 Closures Planned for Pedestrian and Bicycle Overcrossing

Elk Grove, CA – Beginning next week, work on the Elk Grove Creek Trail Pedestrian and Bicycle Overcrossing will require overnight freeway and road closures at Highway 99 between Laguna Blvd. and Elk Grove Blvd. 

This month, construction crews will build the new freeway pedestrian bridge framework, requiring nighttime closures starting Tuesday.   Motorists can expect delays near the project on the following dates and times:

·         Oct. 8 and 9: West Stockton Blvd. at Elk Grove Creek, 10 p.m. to 6 a.m.

·         Oct. 9 and 10: East Stockton Blvd. at Elk Grove Creek, 10 p.m.to 6 a.m.

·         Oct. 14 and 15: Southbound lanes on Highway 99, midnight to 4 a.m.

·         Oct. 16 and 17:  Northbound lanes on Highway 99, midnight to 4 a.m.

Nighttime Construction Work Scheduled for I-5

Nighttime Construction Work Scheduled for I-5

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) is alerting motorists that nighttime construction work has been scheduled for Interstate 5 from just south of Pocket Road in Sacramento to north of Laguna Boulevard near the City of Elk Grove the weekend of September 7. The California Highway Patrol (CHP) will have units posted for enforcement and traffic control.

Motorists can expect traffic delays because the speed limit will be reduced in the work zone

with north and southbound lanes limited to one lane in both directions from 11 p.m. Saturday, September 7 to 7 a.m. Sunday, September 8. A contractor is scheduled to install K-rail and falsework at this location. Heavy construction equipment and machinery will be operating in and out of the work zone. Caltrans further advises motorists to factor in additional travel time and to use alternate routes until the work has been completed.

Emergency Lane Closures Scheduled for Highway 99 in Elk Grove

Emergency Lane Closures Scheduled for Highway 99 in Elk Grove

Elk Grove – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) is alerting motorists that the north and southbound bus / carpool lanes on State Highway 99 between Elk Grove Boulevard and Laguna Boulevard will be temporarily closed for construction work. The emergency lane closure is necessary to allow heavy equipment vehicles to move in and out of the construction area and for pile driving work.

Estimated Work Schedule

  • Saturday, June 15 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Sunday, June 16 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

The work is part of the $4.8 million project to build a 1,300 foot long and 14 foot wide Bike / pedestrian overcrossing over State Highway 99 spanning east and west Stockton Boulevard.

The structure will connect to a new 2,640 foot long and 12 foot wide bike / walking trail in the City of Elk Grove.

Western Festival street closures

Western Festival street closures

Elk Grove, CA – The 56th annual Elk Grove Western Festival is coming to town this weekend, offering three days of fun for the entire family May 3-5.

On Saturday, a parade – which begins in Old Town and makes its way to Elk Grove Regional Park – will feature everything from classic cars and bands, to floats and horses.

The following street closures will be in effect from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 4:

EGPD Seeks Teenage Drivers for Distracted Driving Demonstration

EGPD Seeks Teenage Drivers for Distracted Driving Demonstration

 

Elk Grove, CA – This March, the Elk Grove Police Department will host an innovative simulated distracted driving program aimed at educating teens about driving safety.

We are currently seeking 100 teenaged drivers to participate in the “3D: Distracted Driving Demonstration” program during the week of March 25-29, 2013.  Twenty students per day, during two different time periods, will participate in the distracted driving demonstrations on a closed driving course.  Teens will participate in several driving scenarios while performing other task such as, using a smart phone to text or talk, applying makeup, eating, reaching for items in the car, etc.