FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Sacramento — The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) is scheduling overnight lane closures for the U.S. Highway 50 Corridor Enhancement “Fix50” Project this week over the next three evenings lasting into the early morning hours.
This will include loud construction demolition work beginning this Sunday night.
Motorists traveling on Highway 50 should expect delays and plan for additional travel time on in both directions.
Caltrans suggests using State Route 51 (Capital City Freeway/ Business 80) and/or Interstate 80 as alternate routes.
SCHEDULE AND LOCATIONS:
- TUESDAY 10/25: 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. Eastbound #3 and 4 lanes shifted to right shoulder
- WEDNESDAY 10/26: 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. Eastbound #1 and 2 lanes shifted right
- SUNDAY 10/30: 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. Median barrier demolition work will begin from Stockton Blvd. to 65th St.
The ongoing work is part of a $460 million project to rehabilitate pavement on Highway 50 from the U.S. 50/Interstate 5 interchange to the U.S. 50/Watt Avenue interchange for a total of 14 new HOV lane miles and 54 lane miles of pavement rehabilitation. The project also includes new sound walls, drainage improvements, lighting, and Intelligent Transportation System elements.
The project has been funded by the State Highway Operation and Protection Program’s Roadway Rehabilitation Program, Solutions for Congested Corridors Program (SCCP), Senate Bill (SB 1), the Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017, and the City of Sacramento’s Measure A Transportation Sales Tax Program managed by the Sacramento Transportation Authority (STA .
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 “Fix50” to 74121 or visit the Fix50 website. Caltrans encourages the public to follow construction updates on Twitter and Facebook @Fix50.
Crews are scheduled to work in the construction zone 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. Use 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).