Sacramento – Caltrans has scheduled an extended closure of Ramona Avenue at the U.S. Highway 50 location that will last to the completion of the project. The closure begins Monday, March 13 for ongoing work on the $460 million U.S. Highway 50 Corridor Enhancement (“Fix50”) Project.
The contractor requires additional room to construct HOV lanes for U.S. Highway 50, and relocate the railroad crossing.
CLOSURE AND DETOUR:
- 7 a.m. Monday, March 13 through the end of the construction project.
- Pedestrian access will remain open, and bicyclists must walk their bikes through the work area.
- Motorists will be detoured from Folsom Boulevard to Howe Avenue.
The ongoing work is part of the $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 is 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 41372 or visit www.Fix50.com. 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’ Quick Map for current road conditions at www.quickmap.dot.ca.gov or download the free Quick Map 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).