Sections of the Pioneer Bridge near downtown Sacramento will be closed at night and on weekends at various points this summer as Caltrans puts a new surface on the span, replacing the deck overlay with a thicker, more durable surfacing material.
The Pioneer Bridge is the main connector for Sacramento and Yolo counties on U.S. Highway 50 over the Sacramento River. The work is being performed every night from 7pm to 6am and all day and night on weekends in an effort to complete the work by Labor Day. The work requires removing the damaged roadway surface, cleaning and preparing the bridge deck, and repaving and restriping the new deck overlay.
Caltrans urges the public to plan ahead before traveling on the bridge and to seek alternative routes when necessary. Delays are expected during the weekend closures.
Caltrans has completed the Pioneer Bridge project over the Sacramento River! Workers have installed a new surface on the span of the bridge, replacing the deck overlay with a thicker, more durable surface material. Highway 50 is now open across all lanes. Caltrans thanks everyone for your patience during the resurfacing of the Pioneer Bridge!