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Navigate the Fix50 delays with News10's Melissa Crowley

Fix 50 delays coming that could impact your commutes from 50 to downtown, Elk Grove, Davis, West Sac and Natomas. News10 traffic anchor Melissa Crowley shares how to prepare and get a plan ready.

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Sacramento Southern Railroad Celebrates 31 Years!

Sacramento Southern Railroad  Celebrates 31 Years!

All aboard! 

In 2014, California State Parks, the California State Rairoad Museum and the Sacramento Southern Railroad are celebrating 31 years of weekend excursion train rides that are now available on weekends through September.  To learn more about the fascinating history, below are some interesting facts that will get you up-to-speed.

Railroad Museum & Raley’s to Showcase the Deep Roots of Railroads & Agriculture

Railroad Museum & Raley’s to Showcase the Deep Roots of Railroads & Agriculture

All aboard from Farm-to-Fork!

Coinciding with the inaugural Farm-to-Fork Capital of America initiative, California State Parks, the California State Railroad Museum Foundation and Raley’s Family of Fine Stores will showcase the important role the region’s railroads have played in supporting agriculture.  On September 28 & 29 -- during the final weekend of regular season excursion train rides on the Sacramento Southern Railroad -- a shipment of locally-grown pears donated by Raley’s Family of Fine Stores will be stacked in crates on the Freight Depot platform in Old Sacramento State Historic Park and offered free to train riders all weekend long (while supplies last).  

The recreated farm-fresh scene is reminiscent of the early 1900s when the Museum’s Sacramento Southern Railroad transported pears, asparagus and other products to market from Delta communities such as Isleton, Walnut Grove, Hood and Freeport.  Pears, in particular, were once cons

Residents Keep Pressure On Officials To Get Traffic Signal At Deadly Intersection

Residents Keep Pressure On Officials To Get Traffic Signal At Deadly Intersection

In the wake of the tragic death of 16-year-old Michelle Murigi, a West Campus High School student who was struck by a car while in a crosswalk on Fruitridge Road in January 2012, area residents demanded a response from local officials. After nearly 20 months of relentless community engagement, organization, and pressure, area residents finally got the answer they were waiting for. On September 11, 2013, representatives from the city government and school district announced that they are teaming up to fully fund a traffic signal at 58th Street and Fruitridge, the Sacramento intersection which claimed the life of a young girl in the prime of her life.

Mary Murigi holds a photo of her daughter, Michelle, who died in a crosswalk near her school in January 2012, at a press conference announcing that a traffic signal will be installed at the same intersection soon... Read More

Nighttime Construction Work Scheduled for I-5

Nighttime Construction Work Scheduled for I-5

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) is alerting motorists that nighttime construction work has been scheduled for Interstate 5 from just south of Pocket Road in Sacramento to north of Laguna Boulevard near the City of Elk Grove the weekend of September 7. The California Highway Patrol (CHP) will have units posted for enforcement and traffic control.

Motorists can expect traffic delays because the speed limit will be reduced in the work zone

with north and southbound lanes limited to one lane in both directions from 11 p.m. Saturday, September 7 to 7 a.m. Sunday, September 8. A contractor is scheduled to install K-rail and falsework at this location. Heavy construction equipment and machinery will be operating in and out of the work zone. Caltrans further advises motorists to factor in additional travel time and to use alternate routes until the work has been completed.

Rail expansion projects present historic opportunities for Valley businesses

Rail expansion projects present historic opportunities for Valley businesses

Over the next two decades rail improvements and construction are going to present one of the largest opportunities for area businesses.

Nearly $2 billion of rail construction and improvements are coming in the next year alone.

Emergency Lane Closures Scheduled for Highway 99 in Elk Grove

Emergency Lane Closures Scheduled for Highway 99 in Elk Grove

Elk Grove – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) is alerting motorists that the north and southbound bus / carpool lanes on State Highway 99 between Elk Grove Boulevard and Laguna Boulevard will be temporarily closed for construction work. The emergency lane closure is necessary to allow heavy equipment vehicles to move in and out of the construction area and for pile driving work.

Estimated Work Schedule

  • Saturday, June 15 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Sunday, June 16 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

The work is part of the $4.8 million project to build a 1,300 foot long and 14 foot wide Bike / pedestrian overcrossing over State Highway 99 spanning east and west Stockton Boulevard.

The structure will connect to a new 2,640 foot long and 12 foot wide bike / walking trail in the City of Elk Grove.