Today in Sacramento: Here’s what you need to know for Monday

I-5 grinding scheduled

The state Department of Transportation reports that there will be southbound lane closures Monday night on Interstate 5 at Seamas Avenue in Sacramento. Beginning at 9 p.m., the No. 1 and 2 southbound lanes of I-5 will be closed to grind about 250 feet of the roadway. After that work is completed, the No. 3 and 4 lanes and the southbound Seamas Avenue off-ramp will be closed. All the work should be finished by 5 a.m. Tuesday. Caltrans recently performed skid testing on the interstate before, on and after the Seamas Avenue undercrossing and discovered that traction has lessened over the last several years because of wear from heavy traffic. Grinding, in which the roadway is roughened up by diamond cutters, is expected to improve the friction on the road surface, Caltrans reports.

Rain on the way

The rain should hold off until after the morning commute, according to the National Weather Service. The rest of the day should feature showers before the heaviest rainfall tonight.

Counties recycle Christmas trees

Area counties are accepting Christmas trees for recycling at the following locations:

  • Sacramento County: Sacramento Recycling and Transfer Station, 8491 Fruitridge Road; and Elder Creek Recovery and Transfer Station, 8642 Elder Creek Road. Weekdays through Jan. 31.
  • Yolo County: Central Landfill, 44090 County Road 28H in Woodland; and Esparto Recycling and Transfer Station, 27075 County Road 19A in Esparto. Daily through Jan. 15.
  • Placer County: Auburn Transfer Station, 12305 Shale Ridge Road in Auburn (through Jan. 31); Lincoln Airport, 1420 Flightline Drive in Lincoln (through Jan. 4); and Del Oro High School, 3315 Taylor Road, Loomis, (through Jan. 5); in Rocklin through Jan. 11 at Twin Oaks Park, 5500 Park Drive, or Johnson-Springview Park, 5480 Fifth St.; in Roseville through Jan. 10 at Maidu Park, 1550 Maidu Drive, Mahany Park, 1545 Pleasant Grove Blvd., and Saugstad Park, 100 Buljan Drive.
  • El Dorado County: Cameron Park Community Services District residents can drop off their trees at Cameron Park Lake, 2989 Cambridge Road through Jan. 31. Other El Dorado County residents can check www.edcgov.us for later drop-off dates.

Downtown ice rink still open

The Downtown Sacramento Holiday Ice Rink, at Seventh and K streets, continues to operate in the new year. It will be open from 2 to 8 p.m. Monday and operate through Jan. 18.

Things to do

Arthouse Gallery’s annual “Small Works” exhibit is up for two more days at 1021 R St., Sacramento. 916-455-4988, www.arthouseonr.com.

It is the last week to see the art of photographer Veryl Oakland on display at Capital Public Radio, 7055 Folsom Blvd., Sacramento. 8 a.m.-5 p.m. through Jan. 8.