Q: Why couldn’t they wait until summer, or at least until the current semester at Sacramento State is over? This would mean less people on the road affected by the lane closures. – M. Smith, Elk Grove.
Caltrans is putting the project on hold, though, during the Memorial Day weekend, when the annual Sacramento Music Festival and Jamboree takes place in Old Sacramento, and when many drivers are heading to and from Tahoe.
Caltrans did have another option: They could have chosen to do the project at nights and weekends only, which requires repeatedly closing down the work site, then setting it back up again. Caltrans officials said they decided that would take too long. They didn’t say how long, but based on what we’ve seen with other projects, we can guess a project like this could stretch for several years.