Crews Wrap Up Work on Stage 2 of Fix I-5

Mon July 07, 2008 - West Edition

The California Department of Transportation has completed stage 2 of the Fix I-5 project in downtown Sacramento. All lanes of Interstate 5 in downtown Sacramento are now open.

The opening marked the end of stage two of a four-stage project to replace pavement and improve drainage on southbound I-5 from Richards Boulevard to the U.S. Highway 50/Capitol City Freeway Interchange.

Drivers may use all lanes of I-5 during the daylight hours until July 8 when Stage 3 of the Fix I-5 is set to begin with a another closure of the southbound lanes through downtown Sacramento.

Motorists are advised that they will be driving on rough, unfinished concrete with temporary delineation on I-5 through downtown Sacramento for two weeks.

A final layer of polyester concrete and sealant will be applied to these lanes during Stages 3 and 4 of this project, scheduled to begin July 8 and July 17 respectively.

Most of the traffic-interfering work associated with this $27 million construction contract is scheduled for completion by July 24.