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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. 

Bad weather promts cancellation of Longleaf Drive Roadway & Bridge Grand Opening

Bad weather promts cancellation of Longleaf Drive Roadway & Bridge Grand Opening

Due to the expected severe weather, Thursday’s ribbon cutting ceremony for Longleaf Drive roadway and bridge has been cancelled. The grand opening celebration was originally planned for Thursday, Nov. 29 at 10 a.m. 

The roadway and bridge will still open to motorists on Thursday. 

Source: City of Elk Grove

Sobriety check-points planned for Friday, Nov. 23

Sobriety check-points planned for Friday, Nov. 23

 

ELK GROVE, CA – The Elk Grove Police Department will be conducting a Sobriety/Drivers License checkpoint on Friday, November 23, 2012 at an undisclosed location within the city limits between the hours of 8:00 p.m. and 2:00 a.m.

Road Closure Planned, Free Transit Offered for Dickens Street Faire Saturday

Road Closure Planned, Free Transit Offered for Dickens Street Faire Saturday

Elk Grove, CA – The Old Town Elk Grove Foundation will host the 25th annual Dickens Street Faire this Saturday, Nov. 24 on Elk Grove Blvd.

This annual Elk Grove holiday tradition features streets filled with craft and commercial vendors, free live entertainment, carriage rides, a petting zoo, snow park and more.  This year, the City of Elk Grove will offer the first-ever seasonal ice rink in Old Town Elk Grove.