Fun Happenings, New Developments, and Road Closure News for Roseville Rocklin Area 6-8-24

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CALTRANS CLOSURE OF ROCKLIN OFF RAMPS THIS WEEKEND!

HAPPENING NOW – BIG News for this Roseville Rocklin Area 6-8-24 update! Caltrans is alerting motorists about a 56-hour closure of the Rocklin Road off-ramp along eastbound Interstate 80 (I-80). This is part of the $46.1 million Auxiliary Lane and Fifth Lane Project. The off-ramp was closed at 9 p.m. Friday (yesterday) through 5 a.m. Monday, June 10, 2024.

During this time, crews will finish paving work, install new striping and remove temporary concrete barriers (k-rail). Additional sound wall and retaining wall construction and drainage work will also take place along eastbound I-80 between the junction with State Route 65 (SR-65) and Rocklin Road. Work on the new auxiliary lane is scheduled to be completed and open to motorists later this summer.

Rocklin i80 Road Closure

More Roadwork on I-80 between Douglas and Riverside

Motorists will also notice additional work along westbound I-80 between Douglas Boulevard and Riverside Avenue. These activities will take place behind k-rail and will not impact traffic. The schedule is subject to change due to weather, equipment or material availability, or other unexpected events.

Project Completion Date is 2024

Ghilotti Construction Company, Inc. of Santa Rosa is the prime contractor. The entire project completion is expected by the end of fall 2024. At that time, the interstate will have an auxiliary lane along on eastbound I-80 between SR-65 and Rocklin Road and include a two-lane off-ramp. A fifth lane will be constructed on westbound I-80 between Douglas Boulevard and Riverside Avenue and include reconfiguring the Douglas off-ramp from two lanes to one lane.

Caltrans District 3 is responsible for maintaining and operating 4,385 lane miles in 11 Sacramento Valley and Northern Sierra counties. Caltrans reminds motorists to “Be Work Zone Alert” and slow in construction zones for the safety of travelers and crews performing these improvements. The department will issue construction updates on @CaltransDist3 and on Facebook at CaltransDistrict3. For real-time traffic, click on Caltrans’ QuickMap or download the QuickMap app from the App Store or Google Play.

Summer Fun Activities News for Roseville Rocklin Area and Beyond in Placer & Sacramento Counties

Placer County Land Trust Preserve Passport Program Through June 30, 2024

It’s not too late to join in the fun contest from the Placer Land Trust with their Preserve Passport Program, May 17 – June 30. They have 21 great ways to celebrate National Great Outdoors Month and National Get Outdoors Day in June. Enjoy visiting land preserves or participate in planned Placer Land Trust Activities through end-June – you get to enjoy the benefits of being outdoors and earn cool prizes! It’s fun and it’s easy. Click here for all the details. AND check out the video about it below.

Crawdad Festival June 15-16, 2024 at Cal Expo

The Crawdad Festival is serving up Cajun flavors in Sacramento for the 2nd annual Crawdad Festival on Fathers Day Weekend, June 15-16, 2024. “The Crawdad Festival unites communities in Northern California over the Father’s Day Weekend, offering a diverse, multicultural, family-oriented outdoor event deeply rooted in culture. Immerse yourself in a crawfish extravaganza, featuring thousands of pounds of crawfish from various stations and a delectable taste of Cajun-inspired dishes like alligator, frog legs, étouffée, gumbo, jambalaya, and much more!” Dive into a weekend filled with live entertainment, carnival rides and games, raffles, shopping options, a classic dar show and even more.  Click here for full details.

 

Crawdad festival at CalExpo coming soon - some of the many exciting updates and news for Roseville Rocklin Area 6-8-24

 

Doesn’t the crawdad in the picture above look BIG! I have to admit, I am very unfamiliar with crawdads. So I had Chatgpt whip me up the crawdad pix above. THEN I had Chatgpt give me this image of a lobster (the biggest), a crawdad, and a shrimp (yup, it’s the tiniest).  The proper perspective does make a big difference, doesn’t it?  😊 😊 😊

 

lobster crawdad and shrimp info and news for Roseville Rocklin Area 6-8-24

I have to admit, they look kinda cute in the pix. But if I saw any in real life, I’d be grateful for my Hoka tennis shoes that would help me outrun them in a flash! 🙂

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Lavender Blue Harvest Days June 222-23 and 29-30 and MORE in Apple Hill

Style Magazine reports on a wide variety of summer fun happenings this year including their article reporting “Resplendent purple and blue fields of lavender and blueberries adorn the foothills and that can only mean one thing: it’s officially summer and time for Apple Hill Growers’ Lavender Blue Harvest Days, running June 22-23, 2024 and June 29-30-2024. Start with Bluestone Meadow (home of the original Lavender Festival) for a trip through their lavender labyrinth and more, then visit other Apple Hill farms for u-pick experiences, lavender and blueberry treats, crafts, artisan products, and lots of fun activities.  Click here for the details.

 

Lavender and Blueberries in Apple Hill and MORE fun and interesting news for Roseville Rocklin Area 6-8-24

 

Citrus Heights Stars & Stripes Celebration on June 29, 2024

The City of Citrus Heights is bringing back their Stars & Stripes Celebration for its second year after the success of its inaugural celebration last year. Join in the fun on Saturday, June 29th, at Van Maren Park from 6 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. for a patriotic, family-friendly event and fireworks show. This Independence Day celebration will feature live music, food trucks and a Kids Zone. The Kids Zone, hosted by two community partners, Sunrise Recreation & Parks District and Citrus Heights Police Activities League will provide family fun like face painting, yard games and other activities. Guests are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and blankets to sit and enjoy the music at Van Maren Park. At 9:45 p.m., a festive fireworks show will illuminate the sky to close out the celebration For more information on the Stars & Stripes Celebration and other events, visit the City Events page on their website.

California Capital Evening Airshow at Mather Airport on  July 13-14, 2024

AirShow in Sacramento – If you enjoy airshows, you’ll want to mark this on your calendar.  The California Capital Evening Airshow – featuring Italy’s Frecce Tricolori & USAF Thunderbirds – is coming to Mather Airport in Sacramento on July 13 & 14, 2024 for two shows starting at 6pm each night. Click here for full details and discounts for the tickets.

Mosquitos In The News for Roseville Rocklin Area 6-8-24

As you may have heard, on June 5, 2024, the Placer Mosquito and Vector Control District announced they had detected invasive Aedes aegypti mosquitoes in the Parker Whitney neighborhood of Rocklin near Johnson-Springview Park. This detection is the second location where invasive Aedes have been found in Placer County for summer 2024. The first was May 31, 2024 when they detected invasive Aedes aegypti mosquitoes in the Foothills Junction neighborhood of Roseville. They are taking steps to deal with them but also have a great list of proactive steps we can take to keep those pesky critters away.

Residents can help eliminate invasive Aedes development sites by checking their yards for standing water sources and eliminating all standing water permanently. Use this checklist to conduct a DIY yard inspection.

  • Drain flower pots
  • Fill tree holes and hollow bamboo stumps
  • Remove discarded tires
  • Refresh pet water bowls
  • Dump plant saucers
  • Store buckets inside
  • Stock ponds with mosquitofish
  • Eliminate tin cans
  • Keep bird baths clean
  • Cover rain barrels
  • Clean out clogged gutters
  • Maintain ornamental foundations

New Citrus Heights Thrift Store

Love thrift stores too? Citrus Heights has a new one, Whatsupstairs, where they sell a variety of items  including new and used furniture, antiques, and collectables as well as clothes, shoes, artwork, and books. Whatsupstairs is located at 7134 Auburn Blvd., in Citrus Heights.

Exciting Sutter Health News

Sutter Health has purchased a 7.3-acre site in south Placer County for $4.95 million to develop a new primary care center, aimed at enhancing healthcare accessibility and services in Northern California. The property is located on Highland Pointe Drive near the southeast intersection of Highway 65 and Pleasant Grove Boulevard. Based on Google Maps I think that is around Walmart? If any of you know, I’d love to hear. 😊

Major Auto Recall!

Did You Spot This Headline from KCRA? “Rossen Reports: More than 500k vehicles just got recalled, check here if your car is on the list.”  Click here to see if YOURS is on the list.

Roseville CA Is In The News!

WOW! Check out this news report from CBS about Roseville and Blue Oaks? In Roseville, city leaders approved a study to expand the Blue Oaks Boulevard bridge between Highway 65 and Foothills Boulevard to 8 lanes buy building a second bridge in order to address severe congestion issues, according to CBS13 Photojournalist James Taylor. The project, estimated to cost about $30 million, primarily funded by developer fees, is expected to take around five years to complete. This expansion aims to alleviate the daily commute frustrations by maintaining traffic flow and reducing congestion. Here’s a video about it:

WHEW!!!! LOTS of Exciting News for Roseville Rocklin Area 6-8-24

Very interesting updates all for News for Roseville Rocklin Area 6-8-24 including our larger area in Placer and Sacramento counties! Be sure to follow me at Facebook – @KayeSwainRE and @RosevilleCaliforniaJoys to get even more up-to-date news along with getting my free newsletter – KayeSwain.com/newsletter to ensure you don’t miss all my reports. And have a lovely (and hopefully a shade cooler) weekend and week ahead! And don’t forget to pop over to KayeSwain.com/blog for the latest in Roseville Real Estate info. 🙂

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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