Traffic Switch Scheduled for U.S. Highway 50 Project in Sacramento



District: District 3 - Marysville, district-3
Caltrans Contact: Dennis Keaton (916) 825-5252


Sacramento – Caltrans has scheduled a traffic lane switch that will split westbound US 50 freeway lanes after the 26th Street exit off ramp. 

The new westbound US 50 freeway lane configuration begins Friday morning June 9. At the elevated section WX Freeway for the ongoing construction work on the U.S. Highway 50 Corridor Enhancement (“Fix50”) Project. 

Additional signs will direct motorists merging on westbound Highway 50 to stay in the far right 2 lanes to exits to I-5 or to stay in the far left 3 lanes on westbound Hwy 50 heading to West Sacramento and Davis.

LANE SHIFT: Westbound Highway 50

Beginning on Friday morning June 9.

  • Motorists heading westbound Highway 50 must stay in lane #3 and 4 (far right) to exit 16th and 10th Street, or NB or SB I-5. 

  • Motorists in Lanes #1 and 2 (far left lanes) cannot exit 16th and 10th Streets or use ramps to NB and SB I-5. 

    Motorists are urged to use northbound I-5 instead of northbound Hwy 99 or southbound I-5  instead of SB Hwy 51 (Bus80) to avoid delays onto U.S. Hwy 50.. 

    The ongoing work is part of the $460 million project to rehabilitate pavement on Highway 50 from the Highway 50/Interstate 5 interchange to the Highway 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 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 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).

    map of traffic split 50 and 99