Watt US 50 Interchange Project

Intermittent Evening Eastbound US-50 Ramp Closures: August 25 to 28, 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.
Motorists Should be Prepared for Detours and Additional Travel Time
Sacramento, CA, August 25, 2014 – The Sacramento County Department of Transportation is alerting motorists that on the evenings of August 25 to 28, there will be intermittent closures for the eastbound Watt Avenue at US-50 Interchange off-ramp and on-ramp.   Closure and detour information is listed below: 
Nights of August 25 to 28:
  • Eastbound US-50 Off-Ramp and On-Ramp: From 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. each night, there will be intermittent closures of the eastbound US-50 interchange off-ramp and on-ramp.  Closure periods for each ramp will last from 2 to 4 hours.  Once work on a specific ramp is completed, the ramp will be re-opened to motorists.
  • Detours: Detours will be in place to guide motorists through the project area.
  • Delays: Expect possible 5 to 10 minute delays during detour periods.  

Overnight Project Work: Project work during closure periods includes roadway paving and striping, guardrail installation and completion of approach slabs.

Completed Project: The completed project will provide a reduction in overall delay through the interchange; much easier and safer access on and off the freeway for all motorists; dedicated transit facilities; and, improved access and safety for bicyclists and pedestrians.  It is anticipated that the project will be completed by October 2014.

Patience is Appreciated:  The patience and cooperation of the traveling public is appreciated as work to construct the interchange project continues.

Please contact Dan Regan, Communications & Media Officer, at 916-874-7056, or regand@saccounty.net if you have any additional questions.