‘Fix 50’ work to end early: lanes reopen by tomorrow morning
NEWS-LEDGER ONLINE – JUNE 18, 2014 –
The Fix50 freeway rehabilitation project is ahead of schedule, reports CalTrans. Closed lanes will reopen during the night tonight.
The following comes from Dennis Keaton of Caltrans:
Westbound Phase 2, which began June 6 to resurface the outside lanes of Highway 50 between 24th and 18th Streets in Sacramento, will finish six days early.
“After almost two months of major-traffic interfering work, motorists will be able to enjoy the open highway and newly repaved deck, which can now serve us for many years to come” said Caltrans District 3 Director, Jody Jones, in a press statement. “We are grateful for the support and cooperation by our community partners and the public for their help to reduce traffic congestion and make this Fix50 project such a big success.”
Wednesday evening, June 18, crews will begin the process of moving traffic back to its normal configurations, reopening all lanes and ramps. The change-over will begin at approximately 9 PM Wednesday, and will take all night. The finishing steps include sealing and restriping the newly completed inside lanes and moving K-rail barriers. There will also be short traffic breaks after midnight to take down the existing overhead sign structure. The full transition will finish by 8 AM Thursday morning and will signal the completion of all major traffic-interfering work on the project.
Non-traffic interfering night and weekend work will continue throughout the year. This work includes occasional lane closures for permanent striping, continued seismic retrofitting of the columns underneath the viaduct, and lighting and fencing installation in the parking lots beneath the project area. Final completion is expected in December 2014.
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