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.
Overnight Lane Closures
Night work begins at 7 p.m. in both directions, reopening at 5 a.m. westbound and 6 a.m. eastbound for the morning commute.
55-hour closure will start at 10 pm on Friday 7/21 two lanes will be open eastbound and westbound and intermittent ramp closures throughout the weekend reopening to the Monday morning commute by 5 am.
Lane closures will also take place every weekend throughout the summer beginning Friday July 21 from 10 p.m. Friday until 5 a.m.
One or two lanes will remain open during the weekend closures.
Suggested Alternate Routes
During periods of lane closures on the eastbound US Highway 50 at Pioneer Bridge
For eastbound US-50 extended lane closures, vehicles will be allowed to detour using eastbound I-80 in West Sacramento to the I-5 interchange. From there they will go south on I-5 to connect back to US-50.
During periods of lane closures on the westbound US Highway 50 at Pioneer Bridge
For westbound US-50 extended lane closures, vehicles will be allowed to detour using northbound I-5 to I-80. From there they would go west on I-80 to connect back to US-50 in West Sacramento.