Watt Ave at US-50 Interchange Project

Intermittent Overnight Eastbound US-50 On and Off-Ramp Closures July 30, 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.

Sacramento, CA  July 30, 2014 – The Sacramento County Department of Transportation is alerting motorists that on the evening of July 30 from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m., there will be intermittent overnight closures for the eastbound Watt Avenue @ US-50 Interchange on and off-ramps.   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.  The two on-ramps will not be closed at the same time. Closure and detour information is listed below:  

Night of July 30:

  1. Eastbound US-50 Off-Ramp to Watt Avenue 
    Detour:  Eastbound US-50 motorists can exit at Howe Avenue and take Folsom Boulevard east to Watt Avenue.  Motorists that miss the Howe Avenue exit can take the Bradshaw Road exit to Folsom Boulevard, west to Watt Avenue.
  2. Southbound Watt Avenue On-Ramp to Eastbound US-50
    Detour:  Driving south, motorist can make a U-turn at Manlove Road, proceed north on Watt Avenue and take on the on-ramp to eastbound US-50.
  3. Northbound Watt Avenue On-Ramp to Eastbound US-50
    Detour:  Driving north, motorists can exit at La Riviera Drive, turn left, take the on-ramp to southbound Watt Avenue, and then continue to the on-ramp to eastbound US-50.

Expect possible 5 to 10 minute delays during the detour period. 

Overnight Project Work:  Project work during the closure period includes roadway paving.  

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 late-summer 2014.

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

If you have additional question, please contact Dan Regan, Communications and Media Officer, phone: 916-874-7256