Hole in Capital City Freeway, Highway 99 Junction Prompts Emergency Closures

SACRAMENTO — The California Highway Patrol announced several emergency road closures amid Wednesday’s evening commute.

Caltrans says a two and a half foot wide hole along the southbound junction of the Capital City Freeway and Highway 99 was found during a routine road check.

Crews worked to patch up the roadway for more than four hours.

The CHP said the following locations were closed for the road work. All closures were lifted just after 9 p.m.:

  • Number four lane of southbound Capital City Freeway at the Highway 50 and Highway 99 interchange
  • P Street on-ramp to southbound Capital City Freeway, along with the number three lane of the freeway
  • Westbound Highway 50 transition road to southbound Highway 99

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