Highway 99 closures and what you need to know NOW

Jason Oxenham / Stringer

The goal is to fix the 99 in 99 hours. Sounds great. (No really, that’s catchy). Let’s see how this goes *fingers crossed.*

One Caltrans spokesperson previously told ABC10 it is

"Probably one of the biggest closures that we’ve had in the department and in the Sacramento region."

Plain and simple, the 99 with be shut down, starting today, for four days. The plan is the close tonight at 8pm until 4 a.m. Wednesday, June 16. It will start at Highway 99 from 47th Avenue and run to the US-50 connector.

CHP says drivers can use Interstate 5 or Sacramento Regional Transit's (SacRT) light rail service, which will be offered for free during the multi-day closure.

(The following info is straight from abc10.com and is information that I think drivers should want to know)

What's closed to drivers?

Crews are closing the main westbound Business 80/Capital City Freeway to southbound Hwy. 99 and the westbound and eastbound Hwy. 50 connector ramps to southbound Hwy. 99.

According to CHP, the following ramps will be closed:

·      The on-ramp from 16th Street to eastbound Hwy. 50

·      The on-ramp from 29th Street/H Street to westbound Business 80/Capital City Freeway

·      The on-ramp from 29th Street/N Street to westbound Business 80/Capital City Freeway

·      The on-ramp from 29th Street/T Street to southbound Hwy. 99

·      The on-ramp from Broadway to southbound Hwy. 99

·      The off-ramp from southbound Hwy. 99 to 12th Street

·      The off-ramp from northbound Hwy. 99 to 12th Street

·      The on-ramp from 14th Avenue/30th Street to southbound Hwy. 99

·      The on-ramp (slip) from Fruitridge Road to northbound Hwy. 99

·      The on-ramp (loop) from Fruitridge Road to northbound Hwy. 99

·      The on-ramp (slip) from East 47th Avenue to northbound Hwy. 99

·      The on-ramp (loop) from West 47th Avenue to northbound Hwy. 99

What route should I take instead? 

Drivers are encouraged to use I-5 and avoid Hwy. 99 or free light rail service offered through SacRT during the multi-day closure. Other alternate routes drivers are encouraged to consider include:

·      Traveling north from San Joaquin County (Stockton and Lodi) to Sacramento

o   Use SR-4/Crosstown Freeway to northbound I-5 or

o   Use SR-12 to northbound I-5.

·      Traveling south from Sacramento to San Joaquin County

o   Use southbound I-5.

·      Traveling north from Lodi or Galt to Sacramento

o   Use SR-104/Twin Cities Road to northbound I-5.

·      Traveling north from Wilton or Elk Grove to Sacramento

o   Elk Grove Boulevard to northbound I-5 or

o   Laguna Boulevard/Bond Road to northbound I-5 or

o   Cosumnes River Boulevard/Calvin Road to northbound I-5.

·      Traveling south from Sacramento to Elk Grove, Wilton or Galt

o   Use southbound I-5.

·      Traveling north from Florin or South Sacramento to Downtown/Midtown Sacramento

o   Stockton Boulevard/Mack Road to northbound I-5 or

o   Florin Road to northbound I-5 or

o   47th Avenue to northbound I-5.

·      Traveling south from westbound Business 80 (North Sacramento area or Cal Expo) towards San Joaquin County

o   Use westbound Hwy. 50 to southbound I-5.

·      Traveling east from Davis or West Sacramento towards San Joaquin County

o   Use eastbound Hwy. 50 to southbound I-5.

·      Traveling south from Airport, Natomas or westbound I-80 towards San Joaquin County

o   Use southbound I-5.

·      Traveling west from El Dorado, Folsom or Rancho Cordova towards San Joaquin County

o   Use westbound Hwy. 50 to southbound I-5.

CHP asks drivers to please plan ahead and to expect delays.