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Fix50 Westbound Phase 2: Finish by Thursday, June 19

Fix50 Westbound Phase 2: Finish by Thursday, June 19

The Fix50 rehabilitation project is ahead of schedule. Westbound Phase 2, which began June 6 to resurface the outside lanes of Highway 50 between 24th and 18th Streets in Sacramento, will finish six days early.

“After almost two months of major-traffic interfering work, motorists will be able to enjoy the open highway and newly repaved deck, which can now serve us for many years to come” said Caltrans District 3 Director, Jody Jones. “We are grateful for the support and cooperation by our community partners and the public for their help to reduce traffic congestion and make this Fix50 project such a big success.”... Read More

Open House set for I Street Bridge Replacement Project

Open House set for I Street Bridge Replacement Project

The cities of Sacramento and West Sacramento are hosting an open house to share information and receive input from the community about the I Street Bridge Replacement Project on Thursday, June 19 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Stanford Gallery, 111 I Street.

The I Street Bridge provides a critical connection between Sacramento and West Sacramento but its current condition causes traffic congestion during commute hours and unfriendly conditions for bicycles and pedestrians. As a result, the cities are beginning the process of planning to construct a new bridge upstream of the existing I Street Bridge.  The project is in the environmental and preliminary design phase, which will extend to 2016.

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Special “Diesel Days” Activities on Father’s Day Weekend!

Special “Diesel Days” Activities on Father’s Day Weekend!

On Father’s Day weekend, California State Parks and the California State Railroad Museum are offering very special “Diesel Days” activities with train rides on the Sacramento Southern Railroad featuring visually-exciting and gracefully-styled diesel locomotives.

Plus, on Father’s Day Sunday, the rarely seen Southern Pacific road switcher No. 5208 will be on special display for one day only.  Built in 1948 by Baldwin Locomotive Works and retired in 1969, SP5208 is an early diesel locomotive that represents the major effort of its day to adapt to diesel locomotive construction. Excursion train ride guests will be treated to a six-mile, 45-minute roundtrip excursion along the levees of the Sacramento River. The train features a combination of vintage closed coaches with comfortable seats and open-air “gondolas” with bench style seating.

New Fix 50 connector ramp closures begin tonight

New Fix 50 connector ramp closures begin tonight

Beginning Thursday night, there will be more connector ramp closures in connection to the Fix 50 highway project in Sacramento.

The southbound Capital City Freeway (Business 80) connector ramp to westbound Highway 50 will be closed to traffic as well as the westbound 50 off-ramp to 16th street.

Click HERE for details.

Fix50 Update

Fix50 Update

The Fix50 project is ahead of schedule, and motorists will get a nice break for Memorial Day Weekend when all lanes will be open. All lanes of Highway 50 will be open to motorists for a full ten days. Work will resume after Memorial Day Weekend so there will be no interruption for travelers over the holiday when the Sacramento Music Festival and County Fair are in town... Read More

Third Thursday: Who Killed The Electric Car Screening

Third Thursday: Who Killed The Electric Car Screening
Third Thursday: Who Killed The Electric Car Screening
05-15-2014 - 05-15-2014
California Automobile Museum
http://www.calautomuseum.org/event/third-thursday-killed-electric-car/
Admission: Free with regular museum admission Admission: General $8 Student $4 Kids (Age 5 and under) Free
 
(916) 442-6802
info@calautomuseum.org
 
Start Time(s): Thurs 6pm-8pm Beer and wine sales 5pm Q & A session 7:30pm
To go with its current exhibit It's Electrifying! Alternative Fuel Vehicles in California, presented by SMUD, the California Automobile Museum will be showing the movie Who Killed The Electric Car to encourage discussion about the electric vehicle industry as highlighted in the exhibit 
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Celebrate National Train Day at the Railroad Museum - 5/10!

Celebrate National Train Day at the Railroad Museum - 5/10!

California State Parks and the California State Railroad Museum proudly join more than 200 communities across the nation with special National Train Day events planned for Saturday, May 10, 2014.  To celebrate the seventh annual event, the Railroad Museum will offer a spectacular array of eye-catching locomotives along with a variety of hands-on activities, live entertainment, educational booths and a special presentation that collectively demonstrate the past, present and future of railroading.