Transportation planners often talk about improving “connectivity.” That’s their word for finding ways to get people from point A to point B without having to zigzag past point C. Here’s a quick list of notable connections they’re making out there now:

Hoping to reduce congestion on a 10-mile stretch of Interstate 80 in North Sacramento, Caltrans officials this week temporarily suspended a state law that requires large trucks to stay in the slow lane. The congestion problem arose over the weekend when crews temporarily reconfigured the eastbound lanes through Natomas, Del Paso Heights and Robla to make room for construction workers.

Beginning this weekend, drivers on Interstate 80 in the Natomas area of Sacramento will have to deal with a new round of freeway lane closures that could slow commute times by 10 to 15 minutes, Caltrans officials warn. Meanwhile, Highway 50 gets a corset.

Jody Jones, Caltran’s longtime Sacramento district chief, talks about her most memorable highway projects. Some memories are pure gold, others less sparkling.

The Back-seat Driver is all over the road today, dealing with pet peeves, carpool lane questions, mysterious “photo enforced” freeway signs, and, of course, Fix50

It’s summer, but that doesn’t mean the driving is easy around Sacramento, thanks to a long list of freeway projects and lane closures.

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