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Help if you get car damage near a construction zone

Help if you get car damage near a construction zone

We had a viewer wonder if there was any help if you got damage to your car near a construction site. His situation was along I-5 from Elk Grove to Florin where several lanes are often closed overnight for shoulder work and repaving. Mark Dinger with the Caltrans District 3 office says there is both a helpline and a website to file a complaint and get some relief. This may be an option for you should you have a similar experience:

Caltrans:

530-741-4262.

Or go online as well:

http://www.dot.ca.gov/damageclaims.htm

 

 

 

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.

 

Elk Grove police to hold DUI checkpoint Friday

Elk Grove police to hold DUI checkpoint Friday

ELK GROVE - The Elk Grove Police Department will conduct a Sobriety/Drivers License checkpoint at an undisclosed location within the city limits on Friday, July 15 from 8:00 p.m. to 3:00 a.m. The department is continuing its efforts at lowering the number of people killed and injured in alcohol involved crashes locally and through the county’s Avoid DUI Task Force Campaign with this DUI/Drivers License checkpoint.

Officers will be checking drivers to identify offenders and get them off the street, as well as heightening awareness to the dangers of impaired driving. The summer months are a dangerous time of the year and your odds of being involved in an alcohol involved collision can be high.

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!

CHP plans DUI enforcement July 4th weekend

CHP plans DUI enforcement July 4th weekend

With the Fourth of July holiday upon us, the California Highway Patrol (CHP) wants the three-day weekend to be a safe one for all motorists on the road.

"Celebrating our great country’s birthday with friends and family is a holiday tradition for many people," said CHP Commissioner Joe Farrow. "Many Californians will be taking to the roadway and we encourage motorists to celebrate safely; designate a non-drinking driver, buckle up, minimize distractions and allow yourself plenty of time to get to your destination so that you don’t feel the need for speed on the highway."

The CHP will join travelers on the roadway this coming weekend; the Independence Day weekend is a Maximum Enforcement Period (MEP) for the CHP. Officers will be on duty during the MEP, which begins at 6 p.m. Friday, July 1 and continues through 11:59 p.m.

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