A weekend closure of the southbound Watt Avenue on-ramp to westbound US-50 is scheduled for 10 p.m. on Friday, January 31 to 5 a.m. on Monday, February 3 to pave the on-ramp. No vehicles will be allowed to use the on-ramp and motorists must use detours to access westbound US-50.
For westbound US-50 access from southbound Watt Avenue, motorists can continue to Folsom Boulevard, then turn right. And drive west to northbound Howe Avenue and take the loop on-ramp to westbound US-50.
There will likely be an increase in drive time through the interchange. Please allow plenty of time and drive carefully in the construction zone.
Once completed, the Watt Ave US-50 interchange will provide a reduction in drive times through the interchange and will make for easier and safer access on and off the freeway for all motorists, with dedicated transit facilities, as well as, improved access and safety for bicyclists and pedestrians.
The Watt Avenue at US-50 project completion is anticipated by mid-summer of this year.