The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) is alerting motorists that west and eastbound U.S. Highway 50 will be closed between Mather Field Road and Zinfandel Drive Saturday night through Sunday morning for the demolition of the White Rock Bike/Pedestrian Overcrossing over U. S. Highway 50, weather permitting.
On Saturday, April 16 through Sunday, April 17, 2011 from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m., traffic on eastbound U.S. Highway 50 will be detoured to southbound Mather Field Road, then onto eastbound International Drive, where they will be redirected to northbound Zinfandel Drive to eastbound U.S. Highway 50. Traffic on westbound U.S. Highway 50 will be detoured to northbound Zinfandel Drive, then onto westbound Folsom Boulevard, where they will be redirected to southbound Mather Field Road to westbound U.S. Highway 50. A signed detour route will be available.
The detour is necessary for the demolition and cleanup of the old White Rock Bike/Pedestrian Overcrossing, which is located over U. S. Highway 50 between Mather Field Road and Zinfandel Drive in Rancho Cordova. A new bike/pedestrian overcrossing, which meets Americans with Disabilities Act requirements for handicapped access is now open.
The work is part of the U. S. Highway 50 Bus/Carpool Lane and Community Enhancement Project. The $108 million project by Caltrans, County of Sacramento, City of Rancho Cordova, Sacramento Transportation Authority and Sacramento Area Council of Governments will add more than 7.5 miles of new bus/carpool lanes on U. S. Highway 50 between Watt Avenue and Sunrise Boulevard. Completion is expected in 2013.
Roadside message boards will be used to post the latest information. Unexpected weather may prolong or cause the work to be rescheduled. Caltrans urges motorists to use caution in this area and to “Slow for the Cone Zone”.