Crumbling I-5 Causing Big Problems In Downtown Sacramento

It’s a mess that will require immediate emergency work

By Marilyn Nelson on November 29, 2018
(Photo by Jeff Topping/Getty Images)

The same stretch of I-5 that underwent several emergency road repairs over the summer, is suffering again. Overnight two lanes of northbound I-5 near Richards Blvd. had to be closed when the shoulder of the interstate began to crumble from erosion.

While morning commuters faced serious congestion, crews are currently stabilizing the area. The California Highway Patrol says lanes are expected to be open before the afternoon commute heats up, before closing again at 9 p.m. for overnight for repairs.

According to The Sacramento Bee, “Officials said they plan in April to launch a several-year-long rebuild and expansion of I-5 through much of Sacramento. that includes adding new carpool or high occupancy lanes and rebuilding the roadway’s crumbling deck.”

Doesn’t sound like a lot of fun for commuters, but it’s desperately needed.

I-5 Closure Update!

Posted by CHP – Valley Division on Thursday, November 29, 2018

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