Extended Weekend Closures Continue for I-5 (10/06/2020)


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 and connector ramp are scheduled to close at 10 p.m. Friday and reopen by 5 a.m. Monday.

Motorists traveling on I-5 and U.S. Hwy 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 10 p.m. Friday, October 9 through 5 a.m. Monday, October 12.



Southbound Sac I-5 will have no work on the mainline, the work will be on the ramps.

Northbound Sac I-5, construction will be done on the inside two lanes (Lane #1 & #2) from

Under U.S. Hwy 50, (Postmile 22.5)

North of Lincoln Hwy, (Postmile 23.5)

Inside lanes will be closed from South of Broadway to J Street



WB 50 to SB I-5 Connector.

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

SB I-5 Auxiliary lane from Richards Blvd On-ramp to J Street Off-ramp

SB I-5 to J Street Off-ramp

NB 5 Off-ramp to J Street

15th St. On-ramp to WB U.S. Hwy 50

EB I St. Bridge Off-ramp to J Street

P St. On-ramp to NB I-5


The work is like previous 55-hour weekend construction performed and includes removing PCC pavement, roadway excavation, placing aggregate base, HMA paving, and striping.

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 advises 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.