Extended Weekend Closures Continue for I-5 (10/01/2020)


Interstate 5

District:  District 3 - Marysville
Contact:  Dennis Keaton
Phone: (530) 741-5474 ; (916) 825-5252
Contact:  Angela DaPrato
Phone:  (916) 826-3093



Sacramento County — The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) is continuing a series of Extended Weekend partial highway closures for the SAC 5 Corridor Enhancement Project in October.

This weekend’s closure on Interstate 5 includes the closure of the connector and on and off-ramps at the U.S. Highway 50 Interchange near Downtown Sacramento. The on and off-ramps are scheduled to close at 9 p.m. Friday, while the connector ramp is scheduled to close at 10 p.m. Friday. The connector and on and off-ramps are scheduled to reopen 5 a.m. Monday.

No mainline lane closures are scheduled to be closed on I-5 this weekend.

Motorists traveling on I-5 and US-50 expect delays and plan for additional travel time.

Caltrans suggests using State Route 99, SR-51 (Capital City Freeway/ Business 80) and/or I-80 as alternate routes.



From 9 p.m. Friday, October 2 through 5 a.m. Monday, October 5.



Northbound I-5                                                Southbound I-5

NB I-5 to WB US-50 Connector                     SB I-5 to EB US-50 Connector

NB I-5 Off-ramp to Q Street                            SB I-5 to WB US-50 Connector

P Street On-ramp to NB I-5                            P Street On-ramp to SB I-5

WB W Street to NB I-5                                   I Street On-ramp to SB I-5

                                                                        SB I-5 to Q Street


Eastbound U.S. Highway 50                          Westbound U.S. Highway 50

EB US-50 Off-ramp to Q Street                      WB US-50 to NB I-5 Connector ramp

                                                                        15th Street On-ramp to WB US-50


The around the clock construction work will require heavy equipment and commercial trucking. Nearby residents can expect loud jack hammer noise and commercial truck back-up beeping noises during day and nighttime hours. The contractor is scheduled to remove pavement, perform roadway excavation, place aggregate base, and perform paving and striping.

The ongoing 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.

Motorists traveling through the work zone should expect lane restrictions and should be aware of commercial work vehicles traveling in and out of the area. The work zone speed limit has been reduced to 55 mph and the California Highway Patrol will be present for traffic enforcement. For more information on this project text 'FixSac5' to 81257 or visit FixSac5Caltrans encourages the public to follow construction updates on Twitter and Facebook @FixSac5.

Crews are scheduled to work in the construction zone during the day and night, and the speed limit has been reduced for the safety of workers and motorists. The speed limit will be enforced 24/7. Caltrans advices motorists to “Be Work Zone Alert” – someone’s loved one is at work.

Work is scheduled to begin as listed but subject to change due to traffic incidents, weather, availability of equipment and/ or materials, and construction related issues.

Check out Caltrans’ “Caltrans QuickMap” for current road conditions at QuickMap or download the QuickMap app from the App Store or Google Play.  Motorists also can call the California Highway Information Network automated phone service at 1-800-427-ROAD (7623).




Continue to Practice Social Distancing and Keep Washing Your Hands.