New Highway 50 Lanes Open, More Closures Greet Commuters

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SACRAMENTO-

As morning traffic braced for major congestion Friday morning due to the Fix 50 project, commuters got a surprise.

For the first time since the Fix 50 project began, commuters got the opportunity to drive across the three left lanes on Highway 50. But now the three right lanes are closed, causing new closures.

READ: Fix 50 Phase 2 Begins Early, So Do the Closures

Here’s how it breaks down: Highway 50 eastbound onramps at 11th and 16th Streets are closed.

The connector ramps from Highway 50 eastbound to either southbound Highway 99 or eastbound Capital City Freeway are closed.

Caltrans recommends taking I-5 for those people trying to get to South Sacramento or Elk Grove.

READ: Speed Limit Lowered Through Fix50 Zone

Several drivers tried to sneak across 59th Street Friday morning, and made illegal u-turns. CHP is watching, and will ticket motorists for illegal turns.

Yolobus is offering discounted train tickets

RT is providing more train cars and more trains during the Fix50 construction

Cyclists can find Sacramento-area bike-friendly maps here

Video: Alternate Ways Around Fix50 Construction

ICYMI: Traffic Monitoring Center Not Ready in Time for ‘Fix 50′ Project

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