It’s nearly summer, but that doesn’t mean the driving is easy around Sacramento.
Drivers will be able to get through downtown westbound on 50 in the left-hand lanes. The ramp from westbound Business 80 to westbound 50 will be closed, as will the 16th Street exit. The connector ramp from Highway 99 to westbound 50 will be squeezed to one lane.
That project continues to be tough on both commuters and its project managers. The county is rebuilding the interchange while trying to keep daily traffic flowing. It’s been harder than similar redos on other Highway 50 interchanges because of high traffic volumes on Watt. A new temporary lane closure has pushed afternoon backups to Kiefer Boulevard. County engineer John Jaeger says to expect some dramatic changes – for the better – in the next few months as crews aim for an August finish date.
Expedia.com did a check to see what type of driving riles motorists the most. No surprise, texting and cellphone talking won. Tailgating is the second-most obnoxious act on the road. Notably, more people are offended by drivers going less than the speed limit than by speeders.
For what it is worth, most drivers feel that age 16 is too young to drive. And 14 percent of drivers say their best car companion is ... their dog.