FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Sacramento County — The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) is scheduled to close the on-ramp from N Street to southbound State Route 51 (Business 80/ Capital City Freeway), and the connector ramps from southbound SR-51 (Business 80/ Capital City Freeway) to westbound and eastbound U.S. Highway 50 this weekend for construction activities.
The ramps and the left turning lane on N and 29th Streets (leading up to the on-ramp) are scheduled to be closed around 9 p.m., Friday, November 12, until 5 a.m., Monday, November 15.
The closures are necessary for crews to safely improve the bridge deck from SR-51 to US-50. Crews are scheduled to perform grinding and paving operations, and replace the joint header on the bridge deck.
The speed limit has been reduced to 55 MPH through the construction zone, and 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 remember to “Be Work Zone Alert” – someone’s loved one is at work.
Signed detours will be in place. Motorists heading to Downtown, Midtown or East Sacramento from Cal Expo or the Arden area expect delays. Motorists are encouraged to plan-ahead and consider alternative methods of transportation like the Sacramento Regional Transit (SacRT) light rail service. For information on routes, station locations and schedules visit SacRT.
This weekend’s work is part of a $4.5 million project to improve the state highways at various locations on US-50, SR-51, Interstate 80 and SR-99 in the counties of Placer, Butte and Sacramento. Caltrans is taking preventative measures to fix California’s aging roadways so the department can continue to provide a safe route and reduce wet-weather related collisions. The project was awarded to American Civil Constructors West Coast LLC, and construction began September 7. The project is scheduled to be completed in mid-December 2021.
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.
Caltrans reminds motorists to “Be Work Zone Alert” and slowdown in construction zones. The department issues highway alerts on Twitter @CaltransDist3 and on Facebook at CaltransDistrict3. For real-time traffic, click on Caltrans’ 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).