Paving continues on I-5 near airport
The state Department of Transportation is advising motorists to expect slowed traffic on northbound Interstate 5 because of construction work at the Sacramento International Airport exit. The contractor is working behind k-rail without closing travel lanes, but construction equipment is moving in and out of the work zone, Caltrans reports. Traffic has been moving, but motorists can expect reduced speeds for several miles, especially during peak commute times. The project is extending the Airport Boulevard auxiliary lane to the airport exit by about 1,800 feet. Paviing operations are scheduled from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday. Weather or other unexpected delays could postpone the work, according to Caltrans. To check real-time traffic conditions, go to http://quickmap.dot.ca.gov/.
Citrus Heights council to meet
The Citrus Heights City Council meets at 7 p.m. at the city’s Community Center, 6300 Fountain Square Drive. Go to www.citrusheights.net for more information.
Input on general plan sought
Elk Grove residents are invited to provide input on the city’s general plan, a state-mandated document that addresses issues such as transportation, housing, open space, conservation, safety and more. There is a general plan joint study session scheduled from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Elk Grove City Hall Council Chambers, 8400 Laguna Palms Way. The city’s current general plan was adopted in 2003.
County Fair begins at Cal Expo
The Sacramento County Fair begins a five-day run Thursday at Cal Expo, 1600 Exposition Blvd., Sacramento. The fair features live entertainment, rides, food, shopping and more. There will be carnival rides on the midway and a kids carnival for youngsters age 3 to 7. Event times are 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. through Sunday, and 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday. Go to www.sacfair.com for more information.
Senior Resource Fair in Woodland
The annual Senior Resource Fair takes place from 10 a.m. to noon at the Woodland Community and Senior Center, 2001 East St. There will be information on programs and services available to retirement-age people in Woodland and Yolo County. More than 60 organizations are expected there to answer questions and provide materials, covering topics such as health care, in-home support services, health and fitness, legal and tax assistance, support groups, volunteerism, repairs and chores. Call 530-661-2001 for more information.
Things to do
- Grandparents Picnic in the Park, sponsored by the Cosumnes Community Services District, is planned from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at Storybook Woods Park, 9925 Hatherton Way, Elk Grove. The district will have family-friendly activities such as games, face-painting stations, bubbles and a bounce house at the free event. Go to www.yourcsd.com for more information.
▪ Sacramento River Cats vs. Colorado Sky Sox, 7:05 p.m., Raley Field