I-80 delays this weekend
The state California Department of Transportation advises motorists that delays of more than 30 minutes are to be expected this weekend on westbound Interstate 80 in the north Sacramento area. Beginning at 10 p.m. Friday, westbound I-80 will be reduced to two lanes from Longview Drive to Winters Street due to demolition and pavement construction work. The work, part of the $133 million “Across the Top” project, will continue through 5 a.m. Monday. Caltrans also will close the Longview Drive onramp to westbound I-80 and the Winters Street offramp from westbound I-80. To reach westbound I-80 from Longview Drive, motorists will be directed to follow eastbound I-80 to Watt Avenue to turn around. For safety reasons, according to Caltrans, workers must close off the entrance to the right “local lane” east of Longview Drive, leaving only the two far left “express lanes” open to traffic. As a result, Caltrans reports motorists will have no access to the freeway exits at Winters Street, Raley Boulevard, Norwood Avenue and Northgate Boulevard. Motorists looking for access to these local streets can use the following detour: Take the westbound I-80 express lanes, exit at Truxel Road and get back onto eastbound I-80. Motorists are encouraged to use Business 80 as an alternate route, according to Caltrans.
DUI checkpoint late today
The East Sacramento Area office of the California Highway Patrol will conduct a sobriety checkpoint from 10 p.m. Friday to 2 a.m. Saturday somewhere within the unincorporated area of Sacramento County. According to the CHP, law enforcers’ goal is to ensure the safe passage of motorists by targeting roads where there is a high frequency of impaired driving-related arrests and/or traffic collisions.
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Home-garden show for three days
The California State Home and Garden Show begins a three-day run Friday at the Sacramento Convention Center, 1400 J St. The show features products, craftsmen, workshops and landscaping ideas. Event times are noon to 6 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Go to http://calstateshows.com for more information.
Things to do
- The Fair Oaks Recreation and Park District’s free summer Movies in the Park series continues with the showing of “Inside Out” at dusk at Village Park, 4238 Main St., Fair Oaks. Concessions will be available for purchase. Go to http://fairoakspark.org for more information.
- The Friday Flicks series in Roseville features “The Hunger Games: Mockinjay – Part 2.” The event begins at 7:30 p.m. at the Vernon Town Square, 311 Vernon St. Go to http://www.roseville.ca.us/events for more information.
The Sacramento River Cats host the Iowa Cubs at Raley Field, 7:05 p.m.