North Bound I-5 Lanes Reopened


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(Sacramento, CA)
Monday, June 9, 2008

After a few days off…work crews will close down all south bound lanes to resume repairs. Transportation officials say commuters adjusted well during the first 10-days of the project.

Mark Dinger with Caltrans says they hope motorists keep it up…and don’t become lax. 

"We suddenly lost half the traffic here in Sacramento and we did that because people cooperated by taking transit, doing things like riding their bikes to work, working with their employers to alternate their work hours and some people I’m sure even took some vacation. So we need more of the same if we’re going to get through the south bound closure." 

Work crews are replacing an aging drainage system and repaving the stretch of I-5 known as the “boat section”. The $27 million project is scheduled to be finished by July 15th.