Caltrans Creates Pioneer Bridge Project Info Website

There will be a lot of overnight construction work taking place from now until just ahead of the Labor Day weekend on the Pioneer Bridge.  That bridge is the main connector for Sacramento and Yolo counties on U.S. Highway 50 over the Sacramento River.

Caltrans urges the public to plan ahead before traveling on the bridge and to seek alternative routes when necessary. Delays are expected during construction.

That is why Caltrans officials said they have created a website to provide drivers with updated information on the project, so they can plan ahead.  The first of six planned 55-hour weekend closures will begin 7 p.m. Friday, July 21, through  6 a.m. Monday, July 24, with roadway expected to be reopened for the morning commute.

Map courtesy Caltrans

Sections of the Pioneer Bridge near downtown Sacramento will be closed through the summer for nighttime and weekend work, at various locations as Caltrans begins work to put a new surface on the span, replacing the deck overlay with a thicker, more durable surfacing material.

Work by the contractor on the project began July 10.  Myers & Sons Construction crews are began to grind down the interior shoulder and the number one lane in both directions.

The daily schedule is Monday through Friday from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. Construction is expected to be completed by Labor Day of this year.

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