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Reduced lanes and ramp closures through Monday morning on Highway 50

Reduced lanes and ramp closures through Monday morning on Highway 50

Crews will be performing work on Highway 50 this weekend between 15th Street in Sacramento and Jefferson Boulevard in West Sacramento. Expect delays while crews are working and take alternate routes when possible.

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West Nile virus poses special September threat

West Nile virus poses special September threat

SACRAMENTO - The West Nile virus continues to be a problem throughout California with more than twice the number of human cases compared to same time last year.

All month, public health officials have focused on preventive spraying across the region to combat the West Nile virus. One recent target was Oki Park, near Rosemont. That was good news for those gathered at the park Saturday afternoon, especially for Lyn Piegaro who was diagnosed with West Nile virus several years ago.

"It's debilitating. It's very hard, and I'm guessing for the kids and older people it's even worse, which is why I'm very happy that they spray," Piegaro said.

The website FIGHTtheBITE.net shows recently sprayed areas like the section of the American River just north of Oki Park.

Construction on Hwy. 50 caused traffic delays Saturday

Construction on Hwy. 50 caused traffic delays Saturday

For more than three hours, construction on westbound Highway 50 in Sacramento caused a major traffic back up Saturday afternoon.

Caltrans tweeted
Pioneer Bridge was open around 5:30 p.m. It also said road work would resume at 10 p.m. Saturday until 5 a.m. Monday.

At it's peak, traffic was backed up on Hwy. 50 from 39th Street to Westacre Road. Drivers were also seeing a backup on northbound Interstate 5 and Highway 99.

The traffic was due to the "Sac Decked Out" construction project, which started in the spring and is expected to last 17 months.

I-80 in Natomas speed limit reduced to 55 mph

Slow down to 55 mph in the Interstate 80 construction project in Natomas in Sacramento County.

That's the new speed limit, reduced from 65 mph, in the work zone. Caltrans is implementing the reduced speed limit in response to 38 crashes in the work zone, 29 of them rear-end collisions where drivers didn't stop in time to avoid hitting the vehicle in front.

The California Highway Patrol will issue traffic citations to those found traveling over the 55 mph speed limit, Caltrans spokesperson Dennis Keaton said.

The "Across the Top" project is adding a lane in each direction to I-80 between West El Camino Avenue and the I-80/Interstate 5 exchange. Additionally, carpool/bus lanes are going in between West El Camino Avenue and Watt Avenue. The project costs $133 million and is expected to be fully completed in fall, 2016, according to Keaton. It began in 2012.

DMC Earns Team USA Bid

DMC Earns Team USA Bid

Hours before learning he was officially named to the 12-man Team USA roster, DeMarcus Cousins – decked in a navy windbreaker with a pair... Read More

Detectives crack kid's birthday party fatal shooting in Natomas with arrests

Two men have been arrested for a shooting at a child's birthday party in Sacramento that left one man dead, and six others injured, including a 7-year-old girl.


1 killed, 6 injured in shooting at child's birthday party in Natomas

Fans head to Levi's Stadium on the train

Fans head to Levi's Stadium on the train

With the San Francisco 49ers' first game at their new Levi's Stadium set for Sunday, some in the Central Valley are seeing the Capitol Corridor Amtrak train as the best way to get there, while saving both time and money.

"I cannot wait. I cannot wait. I mean, the first train - I will probably be on it because I want to go to the 49er game. I do not like the drive," said Carrie Croteau, as she stood in line at the Sacramento Amtrak station ticket window.

Several Sunday trains can get you Levi's Stadium in time for 49ers games for $55.50 round trip, that includes a 25 percent discount Amtrak is providing through April 2015. The trip should take about 2 hours and 40 minutes, according to Amtrak.

The trains drop passengers within a short five minute walk of the stadium, eliminating the need to pay for parking.