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All Aboard…Steam Train Rides Return to the Sacramento Southern Railroad on 4/11!

All Aboard…Steam Train Rides Return to the  Sacramento Southern Railroad on 4/11!

Soon after the opening weekend of the 32nd consecutive season of excursion train rides on the Sacramento Southern Railroad on Easter weekend (April 4 & 5, 2015), California State Parks and the California State Railroad Museum are pleased to announce vintage steam locomotive Granite Rock No. 10 will return to service on April 11, 2015.  First introduced in May 1997 by the California State Railroad Museum, Granite Rock No. 10 was taken out of service in 2011 for extensive boiler repairs during which time diesel locomotives pulled the excursion trains. Granite Rock No. 10 is an oil-fired steam engine built by the H.K. Porter Co. for the U.S. Army in 1942.

South River Road East of Mike McGowan Bridge Reopens

South River Road East of Mike McGowan Bridge Reopens

After a closure of four years, South River Road has reopened to traffic. To reach the new segment of South River Road, go east on Locks Drive off Jefferson Boulevard.  Continue east past the entrance to the Mike McGowan Bridge, where Locks Drive becomes South River Road... Read More

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.