Could the expansion of the Hwy 80 and 50 connectors be home to Sacramento's first toll lane?
The U.S. Department of Transportation is awarding millions to widen Interstate 80 in the Sacramento area. Representative John Garamendi said an $86 million federal grant will go to expanding the freeway lanes between Davis and downtown Sacramento. Officials say the 17-mile section of the road will have a "managed" lane that could be like the Fastrak lanes in the Bay Area.
The project will take three years to complete at a total cost of $140-million. State and regional governments will likely seek a cost-sharing plan to fund their part of the project.