Traffic along the Fix 50 construction site was heavy this morning as crews prepared to fully re-open eastbound lanes early.
The lanes were estimated to re-open at about 7 a.m., but lanes didn't reopen until about 8 a.m. Commuters has it rough with congestion stretching all the way back to Jefferson Boulevard.
Lanes were closed until about 8 a.m. to finish sign installation, and all ramps have re-opened.
And while Eastbound 50 may be fixed, Caltrans is far from finished when it comes to freeway repairs.
Phase 2 of the Fix 50 project moved fast and now it will be a break for commuters until after Memorial Day, with work beginning on the westbound lanes after the holiday.
Construction will then continue through June with rolling closures like we've been getting used to.
As it turns out, though, two other projects are also on the way. One on the section of 50 over the Sacramento River and another on the elevated portion of I-5 that runs between K Street and Richards Boulevard.
"And it is designed to improve the bridge decks," Caltrans spokesman Dennis Keaton said.
Keaton says it will all provide commuters with a smoother ride. Thankfully all off the non-Fix 50 work will take place over nights and weekends.