The commute from Yolo County - even before getting to the Fix50 construction zone - is not good.
A Bee reporter traveling on westbound lanes of Highway 50 from Sacramento to Yolo County over the Pioneer Bridge observed traffic at a crawl on the eastbound side of the highway.
Traffic was backed up on eastbound Highway 50 in West Sacramento beyond Jefferson Boulevard. The traffic could be backed up as far as Harbor Boulevard by 7:15 a.m.
Much of the traffic is big rig trucks mixed within the commute traffic. The big rig drivers, perhaps from outside the area, might not have even known about the Fix50's start on Tuesday.
Two through lanes are open approaching the construction area, but, beyond that into Yolo County, traffic is at a stop at some points -- and crawling at 5 mph at others. Commuters beware: a bad situation could get worse as the commute continues through the morning.