Watt Ave at US-50 Interchange Project

Intermittent Evening Ramp Closures: September 22 to 26, 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.
Motorists Should be Prepared for Detours and Additional Travel Time 

Sacramento, CA - September 22, 2014 – The Sacramento County Department of Transportation is alerting motorists that on the evenings of September 22 to 26, there will be intermittent closures for all Watt Avenue @ US-50 Interchange off-ramps and on-ramps. Closure and detour information is listed below:

Nights of September 22 to 26: 

  • Off-Ramps and On-Ramps: From 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. each night, there will be intermittent closures of all interchange off-ramps and on-ramps. Closure periods for each ramp will last from 2 to 4 hours. Once work near 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 will include pavement striping, profile grinding, installing safety rail on the Watt Avenue overcrossing and removal of concrete barriers (K-rail).

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.

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