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 is scheduled to continue a series of partial highway closures this weekend for the Interstate 5 Corridor Enhancement (FixSac5) Project.
Crews are scheduled to close two lanes at a time on I-5 from Seamas Avenue to one mile north of Sutterville Road. In addition, various ramps are scheduled to be closed. The extended weekend closure is scheduled to begin 8 p.m., Friday, August 13 until 5 a.m., Monday, August 16. This weekend crews are scheduled to perform pavement work, striping and other construction activities.
Signed detours will be in place but motorists are encouraged to use State Route 99 as an alternate route. Motorists still wishing to use I-5 over the weekend should expect delays and plan for additional travel time. During past extended closures, motorists have experienced 20-minute to an hour delay so please plan accordingly. The speed limit has been reduced to 55 MPH through the construction zone 24/7. The California Highway Patrol (CHP) will be patrolling the project site ticketing motorists who are not adhering to the posted speed limit signs. The closures and speed limit reductions are necessary for the safety of motorists and workers. Please “Be Work Zone Alert” – someone’s loved one is at work.
8 p.m., Friday, August 13 until 5 a.m., Monday, August 16.
Northbound I-5 from Seamas Avenue to one mile north of Sutterville Road. (If time permits, crews may work on the southbound lanes.) See attached map.
- The on-ramp from Seamas Avenue to northbound I-5.
- The on-ramp from Sutterville Road to northbound I-5.
- The off-ramp from northbound I-5 to Sutterville Road.
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.
Nearby residents can expect loud construction type noises and commercial truck back-up beeping noises during day and nighttime hours.
So far, crews have added sound walls in 2020 and are scheduled to repair 67-lane miles of roadway, build 23 miles of carpool lanes, and improve the existing electrical and drainage systems along this corridor.
This $370 million project includes $48.3 million in funding from Senate Bill (SB) 1, the Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017. SB 1 provides $5 billion in transportation funding annually split between the state and local agencies. Road projects progress through construction phases more quickly based on the availability of SB 1 funds, including projects that are partially funded by SB 1. For more information about other transportation projects funded by SB 1, visit RebuildingCA.
For more information on this project text “FixSac5” to 74121 or visit FixSac5. Caltrans encourages the public to follow construction updates on Twitter and Facebook @FixSac5.
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 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).