FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Sacramento County — The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), Norcal Paving a joint venture of A. Teichert and Son Inc. and Granite Construction Companies completed this weekend’s work for the Interstate 5 Corridor Enhancement (FixSac5) Project ahead of schedule opening all ramps and connector ramps early for motorists to enjoy the newly paved and restriped lanes.
The extended weekend closure began at 9:00 p.m. Friday, October 2 and was scheduled to end at 5:00 a.m. Monday, October 5, however, crews were able to complete the work early. The connector ramps from southbound I-5 to west and eastbound U.S. Highway 50 were open to traffic by 1:00 p.m. Sunday, October 4 — 16 hours ahead of schedule, while all the southbound ramps along I-5 in Downtown Sacramento were open by 6:45 p.m. — at least 10 hours ahead of schedule. Later crews were able to open the connector ramps from westbound US-50 to northbound I-5/ Q Street by 10:00 p.m. — at least seven hours ahead of schedule. The remaining ramps were reopened by 2:00 a.m. Monday, October 5.
Crews closed various ramps and connector ramps along Interstate 5 for roadway excavation, removing pavement, placing aggregate base, paving, striping and other construction activities.
Although the scheduled work for this weekend’s extended closures finished early, crews are still working on the SAC 5 Corridor Enhancement (FixSac5) Project and motorists should expect ramp and lane closures this week from 8:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m. Monday through Friday. Expect delays and use State Route 99 as an alternate route. For more information about this week’s work schedule visit D3 Roadwork or FixSac5. Caltrans encourages the public to follow construction updates on Twitter and Facebook @FixSac5.
The California Highway Patrol (CHP) will be patrolling the project site ticketing motorists who are not adhering to the posted speed limit signs. The speed limit has been reduced to 55 MPH through the construction zone 24/7. The closures and speed limit reductions are necessary for the safety of motorists and workers. Caltrans advices motorists to “Be Work Zone Alert” – someone’s loved one is at work.
The tenth extended weekend closure is scheduled to begin 9:00 p.m. Friday, October 9 until 5:00 a.m. Monday, October 12.
The $370 million SAC 5 Corridor Enhancement Project extends from about one mile south of Elk Grove Boulevard Overcrossing to the American River Bridge, and will rehabilitate pavement, construct new High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) lanes, replace a pedestrian overcrossing, construct sound walls, install new fiber optic lines, new ramp meters and extend various entrance and exit ramps. Funding includes $48.3 million from SB 1. Although nighttime work is scheduled for most of the work, there is major traffic interfering work that will include 16 extended-weekend and daytime closures. The contract was awarded May 31, 2019 to Norcal Paving a joint venture of A. Teichert and Son Inc. and Granite Construction Companies, and construction began in late July 2019. The project is expected to be completed by December 2022.
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).
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