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Watt Ave at US-50 Interchange Project

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March 11, 2014

Press Release

Sacramento, CA. March 14, 2014 – The Sacramento County Department of Transportation is alerting motorists that there will be overnight ramp closures for the US-50 @ Watt Avenue Interchange Project tonight.  Information about overnight ramp closures and detours is listed below:

Night of March 14: There will be closures of the following ramps between the hours of 11 p.m. and 6 a.m.:

  • Southbound Watt Avenue On-Ramp to Eastbound US-50 
    Detour: Driving south, motorists can make a U-turn at Manlove Road, proceed north on Watt Avenue and take the on-ramp to eastbound US-50.
  • Northbound Watt Avenue On-Ramp to Westbound US-50
    Detour: Driving north, motorists can exit at La Riviera Drive, turn left and take the on-ramp to southbound Watt Avenue and continue to the on-ramp to westbound US-50.

Expect possible 5 to 10 minute delays during the detour period.

Overnight Project Work: Project work during this closure period includes installation of portable concrete barriers (K-rail) for worker protection.  

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 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.

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