Watt Avenue at US-50 Interchange Project

 Weekend Ramp Closure  From 10 p.m. on 1-31-14 to 5 a.m. on 2-3-14.

Sacramento, CA. Jan. 21, 2014 — The Sacramento County Department of Transportation (SACDOT) is alerting motorists that there will be a full weekend closure of the southbound Watt Avenue on-ramp to westbound US-50 this weekend.
Ramp closure and detour information is listed below:
Southbound Watt Avenue On-Ramp to Westbound US-50
  • On-Ramp Closure: There will be a full closure of the southbound Watt Avenue on-ramp to westbound US-50 from 10 p.m. Friday evening (1-31-14) to 5 a.m. Monday morning (2-3-14).  No vehicles will be allowed to use the on-ramp and motorists must use detours to get to westbound US-50.
  • Detour: For westbound US-50 access from southbound Watt Avenue, motorists can continue to Folsom Boulevard, turn right and drive west to northbound Howe Avenue and take the loop on-ramp to westbound US-50. 
  • Reason for Closure:  Paving of new westbound US-50 on-ramp. 

Motorists are advised to expect an increase in driving time through the interchange. In addition -- because the interchange area is an active construction zone -- motorists are advised to reduce speed and drive carefully through the construction area. 

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. 

Anticipated Project Completion: It is anticipated that the project will be completed by mid- summer, 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 (office) or 916-591-0047 (cell), or regand@saccounty.net if you have any additional questions.