District: District 3 - Marysville
Contact: Dennis Keaton
Phone: (530) 741-5474; (916) 825-5252
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
SACRAMENTO — The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) is scheduling nightly lane closures for the FixSac5 project this weekend on Friday and Saturday lasting into the early morning.
Motorists traveling on I-5 and U.S. Hwy 50 should expect delays and plan for additional travel time. The work will involve the demolition and removal of the original Casilada bike and pedestrian overcrossing or POC.
The existing POC is outdated and must be removed in order to complete construction of the new one. The new POC is expected to be completed by late April. Nearby residents should expect loud construction type noises including, truck back up beeping, heavy ground equipment and jack hammer type noises.
Caltrans suggests using alternate routes. I-5 will be limited to three lanes for both directions on the nights of construction and then reopen the following morning.
- Friday, 2/26: SB I-5 to one lane and NB I-5 to 2 lanes from 9 p.m.- 8 a.m.
- Saturday, 2/27: NB I-5 to one lane and SB I-5 to 2 lanes from 9 p.m.- 8 a.m.
- Northbound and Southbound I-5 north of Seamas Avenue by Casilada Way.
The ongoing work is part of a $370 million project to rehabilitate 67-lane miles of roadway, build 23 miles of carpool lanes, add 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 FixSac5. Caltrans 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 or download the free QuickMap app on 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.