I currently live in Sacramento’s Pocket/Greenhaven neighborhood, and commute to work via I-5 and Richards Blvd most days. For a few months now, there have been some weird changes in lane striping and speed limit changes through the area that seem to be related to construction.
So I did a little digging, and found this article from KCRA 3 that clears up exactly what is going on with this stretch of freeway. It turns out, this is all a part of a lengthy construction project on I-5 between Laguna and Richards Blvd.
KCRA writes, “The roadwork includes repairing 67 lane miles of roadway, building 23 miles of carpool lanes, adding additional sound walls and improving drainage and electrical elements, according to a news release.
“Caltrans urges motorists to plan ahead for additional travel time. The California Highway Patrol will be at the work sites for traffic enforcement,” officials said in the release.”
This zone is already slammed every morning, and every afternoon, this will only make it worse.