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.
Going to Raley Field, the Golden 1 Center or other events in downtown Sacramento? Plan ahead to arrive on time. Lane closures could mean delays up to an hour.
Allow extra time or take an ALTERNATE ROUTE.
Update: The timing for the 58-hour scheduled closures this weekend will be adjusted Friday afternoon (8/18/17). Lane closures will start an hour earlier than originally scheduled. The closures will begin at 8 p.m. and end by 6 a.m. on Monday morning.
One or two lanes will remain open during the weekend closures.
Weekday Overnight Lane Closures
Monday – Thursday night work begins at 7 p.m. in both directions, reopening at 6 a.m. in time for the morning commute.
SUGGESTED ALTERNATE ROUTES during periods of lane closures
For westbound US-50 extended lane closures, vehicles will be allowed to detour using northbound I-5 to I-80. From there travel west on I-80.
For eastbound motorists connecting to southbound I-5, vehicles will be allowed to detour using eastbound I-80 to I-5. From there travel south on I-5.
LEAVING RALEY FIELD AFTER THE RIVER CATS GAME THIS WEEKEND?
RETURNING TO FOLSOM
Take South River Road
Right onto 15th Street
Right onto Jefferson Boulevard on-ramp to US-50
RETURNING TO DAVIS
Take 5th Street North
Left on Tower Bridge Gateway
On to westbound US-50