15-day onramp closure planned on I-80
A 15-day onramp closure to eastbound Interstate 80 in north Sacramento is scheduled to begin at 10 p.m. Friday, the state Department of Transportation reports. The closure, part of the 80 Across the Top Project, for the onramps at Longview Drive and the Watt Avenue light-rail station, is necessary for crews to complete demolition and pavement repair, according to Caltrans. Traffic will be detoured to Winters Street for access to eastbound I-80. Motorists at Longview Drive will be directed to westbound I-80, then the Winters Street exit to return to eastbound I-80. Watt Avenue light-rail customers can follow the west end parking lot entrance back to Winters Street for access back onto eastbound I-80. The onramp closure is scheduled to continue through 5 a.m. Oct. 23. Go to www.80AcrosstheTop.com for updates and more information.
Coffee with cops events
As part of National Coffee with a Cop Day, officers plan to meet residents at various locations Friday. Sacramento County sheriff’s deputies will have coffee and conversations about any topic from 7 to 9 a.m. at Starbucks, 3195 Zinfandel Drive; 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Starbucks, 8030 Gerber Road; and 3 to 5 p.m. at Starbucks, 6711 Madison Ave. Elk Grove police officers will meet with people from 7 to 10 a.m. at McDonalds, 8361 Sheldon Road.
Lane reductions at 80-680 interchange
Lane reductions are scheduled from 8 p.m. Friday through 5 a.m. Saturday on westbound Interstate 80 from the Interstate 680 interchange to the Red Top Road exit in Fairfield. Three of five traffic lanes on westbound I-80 will be closed. Caltrans and the Solano Transportation Authority are completing additional drainage work related to the Interstate 80-Interstate 680-Highway 12 Interchange Project. Motorists should expect delays.
Things to do
▪ The Sacramento Turn Verein holds its 49th annual Oktoberfest on Friday and Saturday. The celebration is scheduled from 6 to 11 p.m. Friday and 3 to 11 p.m. Saturday at 3349 J St., Sacramento. Featured will be traditional German music, dancing, food and drink. The Gruber Family Band will be featured in the Main Hall on both nights, with AKA LIVE performing upstairs. Go to sacramentoturnverein.com for more information.
▪ The Jazzy Cats Cat Show takes place this weekend at McClellan Conference Center, 5411 Luce Ave. Event times are 3 to 10 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Go to www.jazzycatshows.com for more information.