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

Northbound I-5 to close overnight at airport

The Sacramento County Airport System advises motorists that the state Department of Transportation plans to close the northbound Interstate 5 exit to Sacramento International Airport from 10 p.m. Wednesday to 4 a.m. Thursday. Airport officials suggest airport users add 30 to 35 minutes to their travel times. Lane restrictions will begin at 9 p.m. Motorists will be directed to a 6-mile detour.

Lease-to-own a home to be discussed

Roseville City Council members will consider an agreement with the California Affordable Housing Agency for a lease-to-own home program for residents. The housing agency is authorized under state law to issue bonds for the purchase of single-family homes. The program is tailored to bridge gaps in people’s ability to buy. In a separate matter, Placer County officials will attend the council meeting to seek feedback about regulating medical marijuana cultivation, processing and distribution in unincorporated areas, including possible outdoor commercial cultivation. The City Council has shared its concern with the county about outdoor commercial cultivation. The meeting starts at 7 p.m. in council chambers, 311 Vernon St.

Open house to address Highway 50 project

The state Department of Transportation is hosting a public open house from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. to present a proposed Highway 50 safety project to the community and to gather feedback. The meeting is at Camino Elementary School, 3060 Snows Road, with a brief presentation scheduled for 6 p.m. Project displays will be presented and Caltrans staff will answer questions and discuss project alternatives. The $50 million project, which is in partnership with El Dorado County, is in the environmental phase of development. Construction is estimated to start in 2019, according to Caltrans.

‘Bike month’ event in Elk Grove

As part of “bike month,” a bike and bite event is planned from 4 to 8 p.m. at Old Town Plaza, 9615 Railroad Ave., Elk Grove. The city has partnered with SactoMoFo’s “food truck mania” to commemorate bike month with food truck coupons for those who arrive on two wheels. There will also be bike valet service, an energizer station, a BMX stunt show, free bike evaluations from Elk Grove Bike Shop and more.

Things to do

▪ Sacramento’s Fremont Park should be filled with people Wednesday night taking part in a massive light-sword battle. For $5, participants get a plastic light stick, with $1 going to Make-A-Wish, according to the event’s website and Facebook page. Serious participants can bring their own light sword to the park, 1515 Q St., from 8:30 to 10:30 p.m. Since the swords don’t cause actual injury or even make a sound, injury-reporting is on the honor system, said Kevin Bracken, who is behind the traveling battle.

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