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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

West Stockton Blvd. road closure scheduled for June 26

West Stockton Blvd. road closure scheduled for June 26

ELK GROVE - In a press release Tuesday, the City of Elk Grove announced it will be closing West Stockton Boulevard between Laguna Springs Drive and north of Laguna Palms Way for road maintenance on Sunday, June 26. The one-day closure is scheduled from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

As part of the city’s pavement management program, crews will be applying a pavement preservation treatment to extend the life of the asphalt. The application will prevent water from seeping under the pavement, which can rapidly deteriorate a road.

Drivers are urged to not park or drive on the road on Sunday until the project is complete.

Detours will be clearly marked. Message signs will alert motorists in advance of the road closure before work begins. Residents and businesses in the vicinity have been notified in writing.

For more information, call the City of Elk Grove Public Works Department at (916) 687-3005.

Caltrans thanks community; construction finished ahead of time

Caltrans thanks community; construction finished ahead of time

STOCKTON - In a press release Monday, the Department of Transportation (Caltrans) would like to thank the traveling public for their cooperation and consideration during the extreme maintenance activities completed during the full closure of State Route 12 (SR-12) from Interstate 5 in San Joaquin County to SR-160 in Sacramento County.

This complete road closure allowed maintenance crews to repair segments of SR-12 in three days as opposed to the 15 days with one-way traffic control and 90 minute delays it would have taken otherwise.