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County Road 22 Closed Oct 13-16

County Road 22 Closed Oct 13-16

Due to road repairs, County Road 22 (Yolo Bypass section, parallel to I-5), from the Woodland city limits to the northbound ramp of I-5, will be closed to all traffic beginning Monday October 13 to October 16.  The road will reopen for travel after 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 16.  Detour signs will direct motorists to I-5.

This closure will allow Yolo County road crews to complete pavement and drainage repairs prior to winter rains.

Mike McGowan Bridge Concrete Placement, Oct. 10

Mike McGowan Bridge Concrete Placement, Oct. 10

Construction of the new Mike McGowan Bridge, linking South River Road, continues Oct. 10 with the pouring of the bridge deck concrete. The operation occurs Friday, Oct. 10, between 2 a.m. and approximately 6 p.m. The activity involves the placement of an estimated 3,600 cubic yards of concrete. In the interest of public safety, the public will not be admitted into the construction area on both the north and south portions of the Mike McGowan Bridge.

To complete the concrete placement, a series of trucks will be in continuous operation during the 16 hour project. The concrete pour will be conducted in three phases:... Read More

I Street Bridge Replacement Project – Community Open House Thursday, Oct. 9

I Street Bridge Replacement Project – Community Open House Thursday, Oct. 9

The Cities of West Sacramento and Sacramento are holding a second open house meeting to provide an update on the I Street Bridge Replacement Project.  A new low-level, neighborhood friendly bridge upstream of the I Street Bridge is being planned to provide better access for bicycles and pedestrians, and serve motorists more efficiently.

Please attend the Environmental Scoping Meeting, Thursday, Oct. 9, 3:30 – 6:30 p.m., located at Sanford Gallery, 111 I Street, Sacramento. A walking tour will begin at 5:30 p.m... Read More

New Emergency Notification System Launched – Yolo-Alert.org

New Emergency Notification System Launched – Yolo-Alert.org

(Woodland, CA) – The Yolo County Office of Emergency Services, in partnership with emergency response agencies throughout Yolo, Sacramento and Placer counties, has implemented a state-of-the-art mass notification system to alert residents about emergency events and other important community news.  The system enables officials in the three counties to provide essential information quickly, through a variety of avenues, when there is a threat to the health and safety of residents.

Corps Unveils Draft Plans for West Sacramento Flood Risk Reduction

Corps Unveils Draft Plans for West Sacramento Flood Risk Reduction

A plan to implement enhanced flood risk reduction features around West Sacramento’s perimeter was revealed on July 14th, 2014.  The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District released its draft general re-evaluation report and draft environmental impact statement/environmental impact report for the West Sacramento project for public review.

The proposed project would implement a variety of flood risk management improvements throughout West Sacramento, which is almost completely surrounded by water ways.  The plan includes installing cutoff walls, raising levees, providing increased bank protection, as well as the construction of a setback levee, berms and relief wells to help update the region’s flood control system... Read More

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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