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WATCH LIVE: Highway 50 traffic

SACRAMENTO - Plan to add an extra hour to your Sacramento commute starting at 12:01 am April 22. That's the word from Caltrans in anticipation of the eastbound Highway 50 closure.

IMPORTANT DATES

The project will still start with several eastbound lanes closing 24 hours a day through May 16, with a break for Memorial Day. The westbound lane work begins May 27 and runs through June 25.

PROJECT DETAILS

According to Caltrans, several eastbound lanes of the highway will be closed for repairs to cracks on a half-mile portion of Hwy. 50 between 18th and 24th streets. Then the project shifts to westbound lane closures.

Work on nearby Pioneer Bridge will also continue during the 50 closure overnight and may impact a few West Sacramento ramps as well per Caltrans.

EXPECTED DELAYS

Caltrans District 3 spokesperson Deanna Shoopman said, "We anticipate at least an hour delay time from Elk Grove, West Sacramento, Mather, and possibly Davis and Natomas due to the back-up from the closure."

RESIDENTIAL STREET DETOURS

Residential communities can expect additional traffic as commuters turn to surface streets to get around the closure.

Shoopman said there are no restrictions for traffic onto surface streets but there will be extra law enforcement including at ramps that are closed.

ANTICIPATED COMPLETION DATE

Caltrans hopes to have the project completed by June 24, according to Shoopman.


HELPFUL LINKS

8 detours to help you avoid Highway 50 construction traffic

What lanes will be closed due to the project?

When will construction start?

Tips on using light rail to avoid Fix 50 gridlock

VIDEOS

Phase 1 Details:

News10's Melissa Crowley explains what to expect and how to navigate the first phase of the Fix 50 Highway 50 project in Sacramento. News10/KXTV

Phase 2 Details:

The second phase of the Fix 50 Highway 50 project began Friday, May 2. News10/KXTV

Alternate routes from Elk Grove to Sacramento

Detours and alternate routes from Elk Grove to Sacramento during the Fix 50 construction project. News10/KXTV

Alternate routes from Yolo County to Sacramento

Detours and alternate routes from Yolo County to Sacramento during the Fix 50 construction project. News10/KXTV

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CALTRANS PROJECT RESOURCES

Project map and schedule

Alternate routes

Business survival guide

Fix 50 website

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