Can I get to Highway 99 from Highway 50 during Fix50 phase 2?

Q: I travel to teach at a school off of Highway 99 south of 50. Will the onramp to 99 be closed, and will I be able to get to 99 from 50 during the 2nd phase of the Fix50? Judy Kuhl, Shingle Springs

A: You should be fine. The connector ramp that is now closed from Highway 50 to Highway 99 is the one on the eastbound side of Highway 50. You will be coming westbound on 50, and that ramp will stay open during this phase and all subsequent phases. Drivers heading eastbound, who want to loop over to southbound Highway 99 are being asked to stay on 50 and drive all the way out to the Howe/Power Inn exit, then loop down onto Hornet Drive, make quick left back up onto Highway 50, then join you in taking the 99 connector from that side of the freeway.

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