The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) is alerting motorists night work continues on a bus / carpool lane project from the Sacramento / Yolo County Line to the Watt Avenue Overcrossing. Caltrans is further advising that residents in the area of Del Paso Heights and South and North Natomas may experience loud construction type noises that include back-up alarms, heavy equipment machinery operation, bright lights and industrial hammering operations.
Motorists can expect east and westbound lane and ramp closures Sunday through Saturday from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. Delays of 10-15 minutes can be expected. Motorists are also advised that various ramp closures and lane restrictions will take place during the project’s duration. The speed limit has been reduced from 65 to 55 miles per hour in the work zone during scheduled work hours.
This work is part of the $133.3 million project that will construct nearly 10 miles of bus / carpool lanes in both directions, repave the highway from West El Camino Avenue to Watt Avenue, and add approximately one mile of new auxiliary lanes from West El Camino Avenue to the Interstate 80 / Interstate 5 interchange. Bay Cities Inc. of Concord and C.C. Myers Inc. of Rancho Cordova are the primary contractors for this project. The anticipated completion date is
Please be advised this schedule is subject to change due to weather conditions and contractor discretion. Roadside message boards will be used to post the latest information. Caltrans urges motorists to use caution in this area and to “Slow for the Cone Zone”.