Expect delays on Highway 50
The state Department of Transportation reports that construction and maintenance work will cause day and nighttime traffic delays along a 45-mile stretch of Highway 50 between Camino and Echo Summit over the next three months. Crews will be setting up lane restrictions on the four-lane section of Highway 50 in the Camino area and one-way traffic control on the two-lane stretch of highway over the summit. Motorists can expect up to 20-minute delays, according to Caltrans. The lane restrictions will continue through the end of November, weather permitting. Caltrans will be removing hundreds of dead trees along the highway, paving a section of roadway over the summit and doing foundation drilling on Echo Summit.
Sacramento Mural Festival kicks off
The Sacramento Mural Festival is a weeklong event featuring artists from Sacramento and around the world. More than a dozen murals will be painted throughout the central city to enliven downtown and midtown walls. Locations include the Crest Theatre, 1013 K St., the Chase Bank at 1300 21st St., and the Warehouse Artist Lofts, 1108 R St. Tours, lectures and conversations about public art, design and murals will take place throughout the week. SMF is presented by Friends of the Arts Commission. For more information, including locations and artists, go to sacramentomuralfestival.com
Railroad museum celebrates toy train month
The California State Railroad Museum is celebrating August as Toy Train Month by focusing on the Thomas W. Sefton Gallery and “Small Wonders: The Magic of Toy Trains” exhibit. Fourteen toy cabooses from the museum’s collection have been introduced into the “Small Wonders” exhibit, one of which is quite rare. The California State Railroad Museum is at 125 I St. in Old Sacramento. The museum is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for youths 6 to 17. Younger children are admitted free.