CalTrans Fix 50 Project Begins April 22-West Sacramento Adds Traffic Cameras to Assist Local Commuters

Fix 50As Caltrans begins construction to replace the top deck of the W-X segment on Highway 50, April 22-June 25, West Sacramento anticipates traffic impact throughout the city for residents, employees and businesses. The City of West Sacramento has installed traffic cameras at numerous intersections to allow the public to check ahead on possible commuting routes. Motorists can help maneuver the Fix 50 project by planning ahead and driving with patience and safety.

The public is encouraged to plan commutes, travels and business activities carefully, using the City’s traffic cameras and mobile traffic applications before travelling inside and outside the city. Traffic intersection cameras can be viewed at www.cityofwestsacramento.org. Eight camera positions are currently active, with eight more soon to be installed.  A simple click on the desired camera location will connect the viewer to real time traffic conditions.

During the commute, the City of West Sacramento is also assigning traffic control officers to key intersections within the city, as needed. Traffic officers will be controlling up to 10 city intersections, Mondays thru Fridays, 6 a.m.-10 a.m. and in the afternoons, 4 p.m.-7 p.m. Specific intersections and personnel will be flexible, depending on the traffic conditions.

West Sacramento Fire Dept. personnel will be active in Sacramento’s joint operation center, monitoring video feeds and guiding police and fire units to respond as needed. To provide communications support within West Sacramento, the City is activating a mobile command center to be occupied by police, fire and public works staff at City Hall.

The City is also working with the Yolo County Transportation District—Yolobus—to help provide commute alternatives. Yolobus is adding a morning commute hour trip from Southport to downtown Sacramento, with a return trip to Southport in the late afternoon. Yolobus will also be operating frequent shuttles from the West Sacramento Transit Center into downtown Sacramento, and insert extra busses on routes 42A and 42B, in the event of busses running late. In addition, Yolobus is offering limited service to Raley Field, both before and after River Cats games. For more, go to www.yolobus.com. Sacramento Regional Transit (RT) will also be adding services to connect to Raley Field and Yolobus. For more information on RT, visit www.sacrt.com.

As Caltrans begins Fix 50 construction, the eastbound lanes of the W-X freeway will be reduced to three lanes, April 22-May 21. All freeway lanes and on- and off-ramps in the westbound 50 direction will stay open, April 22 thru the Memorial Day weekend, May 24-26. On May 22, all eastbound lanes and on- and off-ramps of Highway 50 will reopen. Effective May 27, the Fix 50 construction shifts to the westbound lanes, leaving only three lanes open to westbound traffic—until the project is completed June 25, when all westbound lanes reopen.

For additional information, visit the Caltrans’ Fix 50 project at www.fix50.com and the City of West Sacramento’s special website, www.cityofwestsacramento.org/fix50.

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