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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.

Roadwork on Interstate 5 begins Sunday

Roadwork on Interstate 5 begins Sunday

ELK GROVE - Caltrans roadwork on Interstate 5 will begin in Elk Grove and South Sacramento beginning Sunday, June 12. A $58.6 million project will repave, resurface and restripe I-5 from the San Joaquin County line to the Florin Road overcrossing.

Drivers can expect north and southbound traffic delays of up to 15 minutes due to lane restrictions and traffic control between 9 p.m. - 6 a.m. Sunday through Saturday. The entire project is scheduled to be complete by Fall 2012.

Roadside message boards will be used to post the latest information. Unexpected weather may prolong or cause the construction to be rescheduled. Caltrans officials urge drivers to use caution in these areas and to "Slow for the Cone Zone."

Elk Grove police plan DUI patrols, checkpoint this month

Elk Grove police plan DUI patrols, checkpoint this month

ELK GROVE - The Elk Grove Police Department Traffic Bureau will conduct a Sobriety / Drivers License checkpoint at an undisclosed location within the city limits along with several special DUI roving saturation patrols during the month of May. 

  • Sobriety / Drivers License checkpoint on May 20 from 8:00 p.m.

'Click or Ticket' seatbelt enforcement begins May 23

'Click or Ticket' seatbelt enforcement begins May 23

GALT - As families across California plan for upcoming spring travel, there’s not much you can do to control the cost of filling up the gas tank, but you can avoid a costly ticket by making sure that everyone in the car wears their seat belt. Law enforcement throughout the state, including the Galt Police Department will be looking for unbelted drivers and passengers as part of the 2011 Click It or Ticket mobilization, May 23 - June 5. The fines and fees for first time adult seat belt violations is a minimum of $142.

Elk Grove High School to hold 7th Annual Car Show May 7

Elk Grove High School to hold 7th Annual Car Show May 7

ELK GROVE - On Saturday, May 7, the Elk Grove High School (EGHS) Automotive Department will hold their 7th Annual "Support Our Auto Shop" Car Show at 7:30 a.m.

All car owners are invited to come out to compete for trophies designed and made by EGHS auto shop students. The event will feature the great cars of the past and present - such as classic muscle cars, hot rods and customs - as well as food, music, drawings and raffles for prizes.

Admission can be a donation of supplies for the auto shop or a monetary donation determined by the guest. All proceeds and donations of supplies will go towards funding supplies for next year’s auto shop students.

The school is located at 9800 Elk Grove-Florin Road.

Congresswoman Matsui Introduces Safe and Complete Streets Legislation

Congresswoman Matsui Introduces Safe and Complete Streets Legislation

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA) introduced the Safe and Complete Streets Act of 2011, legislation that would require each state’s department of transportation and metropolitan planning organization to put in place a Complete Streets policy that ensures all Federally-funded transportation projects accommodate the safety and convenience of all users. Complete Streets policies ensures roadways are built with all users in mind – including bicyclists, public transportation vehicles and riders, motorists, freight vehicles, and pedestrians of all ages and abilities. This bipartisan legislation is cosponsored by Congressman Steven LaTourette (R-OH).

“Complete Streets policies are a win-win for local communities: they save lives and create forward-looking projects that provide lasting value,” Matsui said.