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The Fix50 project has partially closed the eastbound lanes of the W-X freeway.

What are Sacramento-area state workers seeing on Day One of Fix50?

Published: Tuesday, Apr. 22, 2014 - 6:37 am

So what are you seeing and hearing about the drive this morning, state workers?

More than 73,000 of you work in Sacramento County, many along the I-50 corridor between West Sacramento and Rancho Cordova. It’s safe to assume that you’re the largest employee group affected by commute routes disrupted by the Fix50 project that kicked off late last night with the partial closing of the eastbound W-X freeway.

So it makes sense to find out what you’re seeing on the streets, on light rail and buses. What’s the buzz where you work? What are colleagues saying about the drive? Will you do anything differently on Wednesday?

Shoot us an email or fire off a tweet to @TheStateWorker to contribute to our reporting on Day One of Fix50.

Follow Fix50 traffic updates on The Bee’s live blog.

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Jon Ortiz launched The State Worker blog and a companion column in 2008 to cover state government from the perspective of California government employees. Every day he filters the news through a single question: "What does this mean for state workers?" Join Ortiz for updates and debate on state pay, benefits, pensions, contracts and jobs. Contact him at (916) 321-1043 and at


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