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  • Randy Pench / Sacramento Bee

    Construction work on the W-X freeway causes a huge backup along the eastbound Highway 50 corridor as vehicles head toward the Pioneer Bridge near Jefferson Boulevard on Tuesday, April 22, 2014, in West Sacramento, Calif.

  • Hector Amezcua / Sacramento Bee

    Construction workers take a break during the first day of lane closures on the Fix50 project along a key stretch of Highway 50 in Sacramento.

  • Tony Bizjak / Sacramento Bee

    Fix50 contractor CC Myers speaks with a reporter on Tuesday morning, the first day of the project to upgrade a stretch of Highway 50 through Sacramento.

  • Joe Small, an employee at Sacramento State, turned to his bicycle instead of a motor vehicle on the first day of lane closures on Highway 50 as part of the Fix50 project.

  • Tony Bizjak / Sacramento Bee

    Traffic flows into Sacramento toward downtown across the Tower Bridge on Tuesday morning.

  • Hector Amezcua / The Sacramento Bee

    Myers & Sons crew members work on Highway 50 eastbound in downtown Sacramento during the first day of work on the Fix50 project on Tuesday, April 22, 2014.

  • Darrell Smith / Sacramento Bee

    Lines of traffic move slowly toward downtown Sacramento across the Tower Bridge on Tuesday morning.

  • Randy Pench / Sacramento Bee

    Backed-up traffic is seen in this aerial view looking west above Highway 50 on Tuesday morning.

Live blog replay: See how the first day of Fix50 went

Published: Tuesday, Apr. 22, 2014 - 3:54 pm
Last Modified: Tuesday, Apr. 22, 2014 - 7:35 pm

From the morning commute through the afternoon slowdowns, our live blog chronicled the first day of the first phase of the Fix50 project, which closed three eastbound lanes on Highway 50 above downtown Sacramento. Replay it here. A new live blog lauches at 6 a.m. Wednesday at

Access the live blog through all mobile devices here.

Related coverage:

Lane closed by mistake helps worsen Fix50 traffic backup

Photo gallery: Construction, completion of W-X freeeway in mid-1960s

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