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Caltrans Highway 50 Repairs to Impact West Sacramento and Capitol Commute, April 22-June 25

Heavy Traffic Approaching
Public safety equipment, such as fire trucks and ambulances, may be delayed when driving through the city as the result of state highway congestion and local arterial congestion. Control of traffic and public safety issues may have a moderate to major impact upon city resources.

By Jan Dalske
Posted: 4/9/2014

WEST SACRAMENTO, CA (MPG) - Since the last City Council meeting the schedules for the construction of the US-50 Construction Project and the Sacramento River Viaduct/West End Viaduct Construction Projects have somewhat changed. Caltrans is now scheduled to concurrently start the rehabilitation of two sections of U.S. Highway 50, known as the “WX Viaduct” and “Sacramento Viaduct” on May 2nd. The WX Viaduct will last from May 2nd-June 17th. The Sacramento Viaduct Project will now start on May 2nd and last for approximately 6-10 weeks. A third project call the “West End Viaduct I-5” will occur after the Sacramento River Viaduct projects.

Analysis by West Sacramento City staff, based upon Caltrans traffic studies, confirms that these projects will have a major impact upon residents and businesses in West Sacramento. Traffic on local arterials including Jefferson Blvd, West Capitol Avenue, Sacramento Avenue, Lake Washington Blvd, Industrial Blvd, Harbor Blvd, and Enterprise Blvd will increase due to cut-through traffic during construction.

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River Cats Mascot Dinger Poses With Young Fans
As part of the Oakland Athletics farm system, the River Cats will continue to develop “home grown” talent that contributes to future success at the big league level. Last season, a total of 26 River Cats were called up by the A’s to contribute at the Major League level. Many of these players had a significant role in the Athletics winning the 2013 American League West Division title.
Photo courtesy of the Sacramento River Cats

It’s River Cats Season!

Posted: 4/9/2014

WEST SACRAMENTO, CA (MPG) - It’s time to catch the feeling! The 2014 baseball season is underway and your home grown Sacramento River Cats are primed to make a run at their 12th division championship in 15 years.

This season, the River Cats will strive to highlight many of the great people and places in the Sacramento area, as well as celebrate the region’s strong agricultural background by embracing the eat-local food movement, “Farm to Fork,” by serving food from local bakeries, donut shops, and other restaurants in the area.

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Six Lanes of Congested Traffic Ahead

Get Ready for a Headache

Caltrans to Rehabilitate Hwy 50

By Jan Dalske
Posted: 3/19/2014

SACRAMENTO REGION, CA (MPG) - Caltrans is scheduled to rehabilitate a section of U.S. Highway 50, known as the W/X Viaduct, in 2014. Built in 1968, this section of freeway is comprised of two 2,530 foot-long parallel structures that carry six lanes of traffic over city streets, freight, and light rail lines in downtown Sacramento. These structures have extensive cracking on the deck and are in need of rehabilitation in order to enhance safety, reduce recurring maintenance costs, and increase the life of the concrete decks.

The project broadly includes: 1) Placing a 4-inch concrete deck on top of the existing deck and tying it to the girders 2) Repairing cracks in the existing deck 3) Adding steel column casings for seismic strengthening. 4) Improved traffic operations throughout the project area. The service life of the structure decks will be extended to about 20 years, which will significantly reduce maintenance expenditures. The completed project will also provide widening at the shoulders, new joint seals, new concrete barriers and railings, energy-efficient lighting standards, and enhanced safety. Project Schedule: The project is broadly organized into two Stages: Stage 1 – May 2 – 22, 2014: Eastbound Highway 50 Stage 2 – May 28 – June 17, 2014: Westbound Highway 50. Two-way traffic will flow on the opposite side of the roadwork.

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Local Families and Business, City and County Dignitaries Celebrate Park Opening
On Feb. 28, the City of West Sacramento opened Jerome D. Barry Park and water storage facility in the Bridge District.
Pictured, left to right, members of the Barry family, including Linda and Brian Barry and Candace Barry Curtis; City Project Manager Vin Cay; Parks & Community Services Commission Chair Bernadette Austin; Yolo County Supervisor and former City Council member Oscar Villegas; Anna M. Caballero, Secretary, California Business, Community Services & Housing Dept. and Eugene Lee, Chief, Infill Infrastructure Grant & Transit-Oriented Development Housing Programs; Mayor Christopher Cabaldon; Ron Price, Ironworks Home Owners Association; and Martin Tuttle, West Sacramento City Manager.

Dual Purpose Park Opens

Posted: 3/5/2014

WEST SACRAMENTO, CA (MPG) - The City of West Sacramento has opened a neighborhood park and water storage facility in its new Bridge District, providing recreational and growing development opportunities in the riverfront community. The dual purpose facility, located on a two acre property off Ballpark Drive, west of Raley Field, features the Bridge District Water Storage Facility and Jerome D. Barry Park, named for a former justice of the peace.

The park and water storage facility, which replaces a former industrial site, becomes a significant infrastructure and recreation asset for the City. The 3-million gallon distribution facility provides water for the ongoing development of the Bridge District and provides needed fire flow capacity to the northern portion of West Sacramento. The project was funded by voter-approved bonds awarded by the California Housing and Community Development Department and Community Facilities District assessments, in addition to local City redevelopment funds.

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Public Safety Action Plan for the City of West Sacramento

By Jan Dalske
Posted: 3/5/2014

WEST SACRAMENTO, CA (MPG) - The West Sacramento City Council reviewed a proposed plan that was presented to them by members from multiple City departments, which included the Police Department, Code Enforcement, Community Development, the City Attorney, Public Works, and Parks and Recreation. This plan addresses the public safety concerns that are related to vagrancy and other public nuisance crimes. Due to the complex nature of these subjects the staff members felt that any potential solutions would require a collaborative approach. An initial plan was developed and was divided into short-term and medium-term objectives and corresponding actions.

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Affordable Home Crisis Grows

Posted: 2/19/2014


Update: City Water Supply, Conservation Efforts

By Jan Dalske
Posted: 2/19/2014


Housing Grant Funding Deadline Extended

By Jan Dalske
Posted: 2/19/2014


Water at Zero

Posted: 2/5/2014


Yolo Broadband Strategic Plan

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Posted: 2/5/2014


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