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  • Tony Bizjak / Sacramento Bee

    Traffic backs up on Wednesday due to Fix50, but congestion was lighter than the day before.

  • Randy Pench /

    Vehicles backup on westbound Highway 50 and surrounding streets in east Sacramento as they make way through the C.C.Myers construction project on the W-X freeway on Tuesday, May 27, 2014 in Sacramento, Calif.

  • Tony Bizjak / Sacramento Bee

    Traffic overflowing from the highway commute helped jam up Folsom Boulevard passing through east Sacramento on Tuesday morning.

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  • Randy Pench / Sacramento Bee

    Traffic began to pick up the pace slightly later in Tuesday’s morning commute as vehicles passed under 48th Street on Highway 50 westbound toward downtown Sacramento.

  • Randy Pench /

    Vehicles backup on westbound Folsom Blvd. near 41st Street in east Sacramento as they make way toward downtown on Tuesday, May 27, 2014 in Sacramento, Calif. The W-X construction project caused a backup and many vehicles tried to find an alternate route.

Update: Morning commute not as bad but still a pain due to Fix50

Published: Wednesday, May. 28, 2014 - 6:24 am
Last Modified: Wednesday, May. 28, 2014 - 10:32 am

Wednesday’s Highway 50 commute has been notably lighter than yesterday, when traffic stalled for miles, but backups persisted on the westbound side of the freeway and on several other inbound freeways and streets.

Traffic on westbound 50 had backed up past the 51st Street overcrossing during the peak of the commute, which appeared to come a little earlier than usual - but congestion has since eased. By 8:30 a.m., backups extended just east of the Stockton Boulevard exit.

Traffic remained stop and go on the connector ramp from Highway 99 to westbound 50. Most east-west streets in east Sacramento had heavy traffic as drivers sought to avoid the freeway. Interstate 5 traffic was heavy as well as south Sacramento and Elk Grove commuters headed into downtown on that freeway to avoid the crunch on Highway 99.

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Sacramento Regional Transit officials said they geared up today for larger crowds on their Gold line trains from Folsom and Blue line trains from Meadowview.

Three lanes on Highway 50 are closed downtown on the W-X portion of the freeway for repair.

Tuesday, on day one of the westbound closures, traffic congestion was extensive, causing half-hour delays for many commuters from the east suburbs, south Sacramento and Elk Grove.

Call The Bee’s Tony Bizjak, (916) 321-1059.

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