Highway 50 project expected to slow commutes near downtown

e-Connections Post

Caltrans is warning drivers to expect significant congestion on Highway 50 near downtown from April 22 through June 25 while work is underway on the W/X Viaduct Rehabilitation project.

Work will begin on the eastbound side on April 22, two weeks earlier than originally planned, to give crews time for the new approach and still be finished with the eastbound portion by Memorial Day weekend. Work on the westbound lanes will begin May 27. Construction is scheduled to last up to 30 days for each stage, finishing by June 25.

The Fix50 project website, www.fix50.com, will continue to provide daily updated information regarding construction and project status. Follow @Fix_50 on Twitter and on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Fix50WX.