FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
SACRAMENTO – Caltrans is advising motorists to expect ongoing nighttime and daytime roadwork along parts of Interstate 5 from south of Elk Grove to the U.S. Highway 50 interchange and to south of the American River.
On Thursday, February 13 from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. a contractor is scheduled for construction work involving a crane to drive about seven piles at the State Route 160 overcrossing bridge on I-5 just south of Pocket and Meadowview roads in south Sacramento.
Residents will hear loud construction sounds from the worksite, including commercial truck back-up beeping and heavy jack hammer type noise.
The work is part of a $370 million project to rehabilitate 67 lane miles of roadway and build 23 miles of carpool lanes, add additional sound walls and improve the existing electrical and drainage systems. Senate Bill 1, the Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017, is providing $48.3 million in funding.
Motorists travelling through the work zone should expect lane restrictions with commercial work vehicles travelling in and out of the area with worksite lighting to improve visibility.
The pile work is expected to be behind k-rail, but lanes will need to be closed for workers’ and drivers’ safety. The workzone speed limit has been posted at 55 mph and the California Highway Patrol will be present for traffic enforcement.
More information on this project can be located at the project page.
Weather or unexpected events may delay or prolong the work. Caltrans advises motorists to “Be Work Zone Alert.” The department will issue construction updates on Twitter @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.