Fix 50 to Finish Thursday, June 19

SACRAMENTO -

After nearly 2 months of heavy traffic and dusty construction, Sacramento’s Fix 50 project is wrapping up on June 19, 6 days ahead of schedule.

“Motorists will be able to enjoy the open highway and newly repaved deck, which can now serve us for many years to come,” said Caltrans District 3 Director, Jody Jones. “We are grateful for the support and cooperation by our community partners and the public for their help to reduce traffic congestion and make this Fix50 project such a big success.”

On Wednesday evening, crews will begin moving traffic back to normal, reopening all lanes and ramps. The change-over will begin at approximately 9 PM Wednesday, and will take all night. There will also be short traffic breaks after midnight to take down the existing overhead sign structure. The full transition will finish by 8 a.m. Friday morning, marking the end of all major construction on the project.

There will be periodic, small projects throughout the year, including occasional lane closures and lighting and fencing installation beneath the highway. The minor projects are expected to be completely finished by December 2014.

Greg Cotta filed this report.