Alternate Routes

The City of Sacramento advises that those who commute to the downtown area continue to use the freeway system unless it is necessary to detour to city streets due to ramp or connector closures. As traffic flows change during each phase of the project, the City will monitor and adjust lane changes, signal timing and street parking as needed.

Click here to view the City of Sacramento Survival Guide to Fix 50

During work in the WESTBOUND direction (May 27 – June 25):

Traveling from Rancho Cordova/Folsom to Downtown Sacramento:
     Use US-50 West to Business-80 North to “N” or “H” Street off-ramps
     Do not stay on US-50 West after Business-80 interchange

Traveling from Elk Grove/Galt to Downtown Sacramento:
     Use I-5 North to “J” Street off ramp
     Do not take Freeway-99 North to US-50 Westbound

Traveling from Rancho Cordova/Folsom to Natomas/Davis:
     Use US-50 West to Business-80 North to Watt Ave North, to I-80 West.
     Do not use US-50 West to Davis or US-50 West to I-5 North to Natomas.

If traveling on Business 80 West during Phase 2 (Closed connector ramp from Business-80 West to US-50 West):
     Get on US 50-E and use Hornet Drive (Howe/Power Inn exit) to turn around onto US-50 West
     For WB Business 80 to downtown, use Highway 160
          –Hornet Drive closed to Folsom Blvd Traffic
          –No access to Folsom Blvd from College Town Drive. For access to College Town Drive (CSUS) from Folsom
          Boulevard, please use State University Drive.
     Click Here for map of this detour


Everyone Can Help:
Please help alleviate congestion and avoid traffic delays by considering taking alternate transit, ride sharing, or biking to your destination.

Click here for Alternate Transportation resources!