Ramp Closures Expected Along US-50 in Sacramento


US Highway 50

District: District 3 - Marysville
Amarjeet S. Benipal, District Director                        
Contact: Dennis Keaton
Phone: (530) 701-5209

Sacramento – As part of an ongoing project on U.S. Highway 50 (US-50) from the Interstate 5 connector to 0.8 mile east of Watt Avenue in Sacramento, Caltrans is alerting motorists of extended ramp closures starting this weekend.

Long-term closures are scheduled at the 10th Street exit and 15th Street onramp on westbound US-50 for concrete pavement work:

US-50 Westbound off-ramp at 10th Street:

  • Closure will start the night of Sunday, October 8.
  • Closure is expected to last four weeks.
  • Motorists driving westbound US-50 will be directed to the 26th Street and 16th Street exits.

On-ramp 15th Street to US-50 Westbound:

  • Closure will start the night of Sunday, October 8.
  • Closure is expected to last two weeks.
  • Motorists entering westbound US-50 will be directed to the 5th Street on-ramp.


map of west bound 50

Full ramp closures will reduce the need for construction operations at night, minimizing noise from heavy equipment, and expedite the work schedule.

The ongoing construction is part of the $471 million U.S. Highway 50 Multimodal Corridor Enhancement and Rehabilitation (“Fix50”) project to expand 14 new HOV lane miles and rehabilitate 54 lane miles of pavement on US 50 from the US 50/I-5 interchange to the US 50/Watt Avenue interchange.

The project also includes new sound walls, drainage improvements, lighting and Intelligent Transportation System elements. The project is funded by Senate Bill 1 (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, or 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).

Caltrans reminds motorists to “Be Work Zone Alert” and slow in construction zones for the safety of travelers and crews performing these improvements. Caltrans District 3 is responsible for maintaining and operating 4,385 lane miles in 11 Sacramento Valley and Northern Sierra counties.

The department will issue construction updates on @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.


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