Residents Say Reckless Driving Prevalent Near Cosumnes River Boulevard Overpass

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SACRAMENTO --

Almost a year into the ease and access provided by a new overpass in south Sacramento, homeowners say they're seeing an unintended consequence -- reckless driving.

Some say a fatal accident that happened Tuesday near the Freeport Bridge is just one example of the bad things that are happening thanks to the Cosumnes River Boulevard overpass.

That connector lets folks hop off Interstate 5 when the commute is at its worst and short-cut their way into West Sacramento.

The windy, two-lane river roads that also service area wineries are carrying more traffic than some think they can handle -- traffic that's moving much faster than the posted 35 mph.

"There's no stop signs, no stoplights on Freeport and so even thought it says 35 miles per hour they still go, you know, especially on weekends when they have motorcycles go through here and all that kind of stuff," said Loren Ishii.

"Well everybody is a big hurry, between 7, 8 o'clock. They're blasting you. It's 50 miles per hour on that road," said Dave Bianco.

Many fear the  problem will only get worse when the Delta Shores development opens on the other side of the overpass.

It will feature 1.3 million square feet of commercial space anchored by a Walmart and 4,900 residential units.