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.
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.
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.