It was so far so good on the first morning commute with the shutdown of I-5 in downtown Sacramento… But what about the rest of the week? CalTrans Spokesman Mark Dinger says Monday morning may not be the best measurement—and warns things may change mid-week.
“Alot of state workers have 9/80 work schedules where they’re nine days on and one day off and particularly they like to choose Friday or Monday to do that so really we’re expecting a heavier traffic load, but hopefully commuters have made their plans to get around this…”
Tim Wahl is a state worker who changed his route — he says he’s prepared to do even more to avoid traffic.
“I get up pretty early and if need be I can always come down here at five o’clock in the morning, go work out, shower down here, for me I’m able to adjust to it.”
The Northbound lanes will re-open June ninth—but then southbound lanes will shut down in mid-June.
Alternating lane closures on the so-called Boat Section of I-5 downtown will continue through the middle of July.