Caltrans confirms that the Fix 50 project should wrap up sometime Thursday morning after nearly two months of major, traffic interfering work.
What will make things more difficult for commuters this time around are the ramp and connector closures. The heavily used connector ramp from the Capital City Freeway to Westbound 50 will be closed, as well as the 16th Street offramp.
The two-week project will close the 16th Street offramp on Westbound Highway 50, as well as the connector from Eastbound Interstate 80. Lanes on the connector ramp from Highway 99 north to Highway 50 west will be merged down to one lane.
There is no denying the closure of the westbound lanes is having a greater impact on commuters than the eastbound work. With so many drivers frustrated, the city is bracing for more commuters on side streets.
After a week-and-a-half break, the Fix 50 project will enter the westbound phase of the project.
You may not be able to see it in the air, but Meta Brandon will show it to you. White and gray dust is all over her backyard, and she has no doubt where it’s coming from: Fix 50 construction.
Caltrans announced on Thursday that work on the Eastbound portion of the Fix 50 project will finish early and all eastbound lanes will reopen by Friday morning.
Phase 1 of the eastbound Fix 50 work will finish five days early, Caltrans officials announced Wednesday.
Drivers used to going 65 mph along both sides of Highway 50 between Fourth and 24th streets will be in for a surprise, as the speed limit was dropped to 55 mph.
It’s called an emotion detection system, and it reads the driver’s facial expressions, looking for signs of agitation as they’re behind the wheel.
The California Division of Occupational Safety and Health joined construction crews on the Fix 50 job site after three workers were injured by a piece of wood sent flying by a big rig.
A semi truck accident in the Fix 50 area has injured three workers, California Highway Patrol officials say.