SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The Interstate 5 Corridor project broke ground in July and has been causing closures to on- and off-ramps, as well as reduced speeds, up and down the highway in Sacramento ever since.
A two-hour freeway closure of I-5 is planned for Sunday morning this weekend between 6:00 a.m. and 8:00 a.m. near the Freeport Boulevard exit. Drivers south of this area may be stuck in traffic as SMUD transports power lines over the freeway to Highway 160, CalTrans said.
According to CalTrans officials, if traffic is very congested, they may find moments to let some traffic through, but finding alternate routes is probably a better idea.
There are a number of other planned projects on I-5 that may cause some delays and slow downs:
- I-5 at Seamas Avenue will have closures in the No. 1 and 2 lanes, along with the right shoulder for road paving. This is from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Thursday Nov. 14, to Saturday Nov. 16.
- I-5 at Garden Highway will have a right shoulder and No. 1 lane closure through Dec. 21. Levee and utility work will be done by the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers. Work on the Garden Highway under crossing will be around the clock.
- I-5 at Arena Boulevard to Del Paso Road northbound, a partial ramp, median, and No. 1 lane closure will limit traffic. K-rail installations and roadwork for a new turn lane will take place from 6:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. through Friday November 15.
More information on other U.S. highway and interstate project closure can be found on the CalTrans website.
The $370 million project is expected to help with congestion from Elk Grove through the pocket onto Highway 50. The entire I-5 Corridor Project spans 1.1 miles south of Elk Grove to the American River Bridge and will add a new carpool lane, extended on- and off-ramps, and new ramp meters in efforts to relieve traffic backups.
The project will also repave roads, add sound walls and build a new pedestrian crossing over I-5. Completion of the entire project is expected by December 2022.
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