(FOX40.COM) — Nightly closures will take place this week at a section of State Route 50 in West Sacramento due to the construction of a bridge. 

The freeway’s highway closures will begin on Wednesday, Oct. 18 to Friday, Oct. 20  due to construction of the Sycamore Trail bike and pedestrian bridge, according to city officials.

Westbound State Route 50 will be closed between Interstate 5 and Harbor Boulevard from 11 p.m. Wednesday to 3 a.m. Thursday. Eastbound State Route 50 will be closed between I-80 and Jefferson Boulevard from 12 a.m. to 4 a.m. Friday.

Here are the following ramp and connecting closures, according to Caltrans:

Wednesday and Thursday from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.

•Westbound U.S. 50 onramp from Jefferson Boulevard/State Route 275

•Westbound U.S. 50 onramps at 5th and W Streets

•Southbound I-5 connector to Westbound U.S. 50

•Northbound I-5 connector to Westbound U.S. 50

Thursday and Friday from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m.

•Connector from Westbound I-80 to Eastbound U.S. 50

•Eastbound U.S. 50 onramp from Harbor Boulevard


Caltrans said all traffic will be diverted from Westbound U.S. 50 to Northbound I-5 connector from 11 p.m. on Wednesday to 3 a.m. on Thursday.

Traffic will be rerouted to Eastbound I-80 connector from midnight to 4 a.m. on Friday.

Detour signs will be posted with officers assisting throughout the time of construction, West Sacramento officials said.

Construction for the project will include the installation of temporary beams over State Route 50 for the bridge deck. 

What is the Sycamore Trail Extension project?

The Sycamore Trail Extension project aims to connect bicyclists and pedestrians moving between the north and south sides of West Sacramento. 

The trail will begin at the intersection of Sacramento Avenue and Yolo Street and continue south to the Barge Canal and conclude at Lake Washington Boulevard and Jefferson Boulevard intersection. 

Phase II of the project includes the pedestrian and bike crossing along with connecting Evergreen Avenue with Westmore Oaks Elementary School to the south of State Route 50. 

The project is in five phases with the last three extending the Sycamore Trail farther south, down across the Deep Water Ship Channel to Southport. 

Phase I of the project was completed in April 2019, which included a multi-use trail and amenities that connect Westfield Park to Joey Lopes Park. 

Officials said the Sycamore Trail Overpass is expected to be completed in the summer of 2024.