Is Fix50 work slowing Sunday evening travel through Sacramento?

Published: Friday, Apr. 25, 2014 - 4:23 pm

Q: What is the best route to the airport from Rancho Cordova on a Sunday evening? -- Debbie Morehead, Rancho Cordova

A: Sunday evening has its own traffic issues as people head back toward the Bay Area after a weekend in the mountains. To avoid traffic backups that typically occur near the merger of Highway 50 and Interstate 80 in West Sacramento – backups that could be worse during the Fix 50 work – consider taking Highway 50 to Business 80, then take I Street through midtown and downtown Sacramento to northbound Interstate 5. Another option would be Highway 50 to Business 80 to Interstate 80, and picking up I-5 in the Natomas area.

The Highway 50 work continues 24 hours per day, seven days a week. In this first phase (April 22-May 6), some eastbound lanes will be closed on the W-X portion. The 11th St. onramp is also closed.

Submit your question for The Sacramento Bee’s Fix 50 answer team See all the Fix 50 questions and answers YOUR GUIDE TO FIX 50: sacbee.com/fix50


Call The Bee’s Cathy Locke, (916) 321-5287.

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