SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — A day after lanes of Highway 50 were shut down due to the roads buckling under record heat, the pavement is cracking in the other direction.
Caltrans says the triple-digit heat is to blame for a portion of Highway 50 in West Sacramento buckling. An eastbound section near the Jefferson Boulevard exit started to crumble on Sunday night.READ MORE: Road Worker Killed By Hit-And-Run Driver On Hwy. 99 In South Sacramento Identified
On Monday, crews were out again as more cracking closed the No. 3 and No. 4 lanes into the evening. Another small patch of roadway near the shoulder started crumbling near Jefferson Boulevard earlier that has been repaired.READ MORE: Reactions Mixed Over Yolo County Mask Mandate Going Into Effect Friday
California’s wet winter may also be playing a role in the road buckling. The winter left the soil beneath the concrete saturated, which could cause the pavement to heat up and start to float beneath the roadway.MORE NEWS: Report Shows Sacramento Police More Likely To Arrest, Use Force On Black People
Caltrans says there hasn’t been a major repaving project in that area since 1970.