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Raidermouse
05-15-2008, 04:45 PM
For those of you driving to Disneyland via I-5 thru Sacramento you may want to get a heads up on the closure for repairs coming.They will close Northbound comletely for a period and then Southbound.You can get all the info at www.fixi-5.com if you have a GPS it should bnot be an issue but if you are coming thru at peak hour on a weekday allow extra time.There are a few work arounds I am sure people here will suggest.One is to take 99.And there are others but thought people not from this area would like a heads up.:)

Jenn1116
05-15-2008, 04:56 PM
I'm really surprised they'd close the whole direction, instead of just 1-2 lanes at a time (I forget if 5 is 2 lanes or 3 through Sac).

Raidermouse
05-15-2008, 05:11 PM
me too but that is exactly what they are doing

wendylady36
05-15-2008, 05:15 PM
I'm surprised there closing the whole thing too! That's seriously going to mess with me. At least I don't have to take the 5 to work, but it'll probably still mess with my commute.

samkj
05-15-2008, 05:21 PM
Its the area that is under the water line. The only way to fix it is rip the whole road up and reinforce. Its not possible with only a possible closure. I'm not sure how you would take 99 as an alternate, since 99 and I-5 are merged in this area.

ironpig70
05-15-2008, 05:24 PM
I'm really surprised they'd close the whole direction, instead of just 1-2 lanes at a time (I forget if 5 is 2 lanes or 3 through Sac).



hwy 5 is 2 lanes at the airport coming into sacramento and it turns into 4-5 lanes thru sacramento. well i looked at the map and i'd just get off on I street and head east to the capital city freeway(hwy 99). i'm sure there will be detours set up. personally i'd avoid sacramento till the middle of the night if possible.can take hwy 99 south thru stockton and catch hwy 4 west back to hwy 5.(i'm from the area and this would be an easy transistion for most). me personally with kids i like hwy 99 its a little slower but the towns are not as spread out. and hwy will run into hwy 5 right before the grapevine.

amyamya
05-15-2008, 09:17 PM
me personally with kids i like hwy 99 its a little slower but the towns are not as spread out. and hwy will run into hwy 5 right before the grapevine.

Yeah, 99 is better with kids, yet not as fast as 5. Still totally debating which to take....I totally got pulled over on one trip up 99 for going 70 mph but luckily my dd was wailing her head off in the back seat and the chp let me go...:angel:

cutedisneygirly
05-16-2008, 11:01 AM
They were talking about the alternate routes on the news this morning. If you are going southbound when that section is closed, take I-80 west then over to the Cap City Freeway. You can reconnect with I-5 on the Cap City. If you are going northbound when this section is closed, take the Cap City west and connect to eastbound I-80.
This route is out of the way, but at least you wouldn't have to deal with downtown traffic.

JenDisneylandlver
05-16-2008, 11:15 AM
Oh wow! That's how we usually always drive too. Guess I'm even more glad were flying this time now. That drive was long enough as it was! Yikes!

KelsiesMommy
05-16-2008, 02:27 PM
Thanks for that- I'll be driving through NB to go to WA state May 31, and then back south on June 8. Sadly, no GPS :(

Raidermouse
05-17-2008, 12:25 AM
feel it is important enough to bump

so


bump

sasywtch
05-17-2008, 01:00 AM
Thanks for that- I'll be driving through NB to go to WA state May 31, and then back south on June 8. Sadly, no GPS :(

Hi all, I'm new (well to posting but definitely not to reading as I've been reading this site for years).

Saturdays should be much better and the detour route is pretty well marked.
Co-workers who live in the south area driving north to work who drive I-5 are taking Hwy 50 West (San Francisco) to the 80 East (Reno) and then back to I-5 North (Redding).

Going home back south they are reversing it. I-5 South to 80 West (San Francisco), 50/80 East to Lake Tahoe/Sacramento, I-5 South.

Sounds more difficult than what it is. More of a headache than anything else. (if my coworkers have the names of the freeways wrong, please let me know. I drive from the north and don't cross the river).

Nora94
05-17-2008, 01:06 AM
um, where is this road? LOL. This is like telling you that I-55 is going to be closed - since you have no idea where that Interstate goes to or from it is meaningless.

Is this part that is closed between Disneyland and LegoLand or San Diego? Is it between Lego Land and the airport (Orange County)?

Wonder if my GPS would tell me the alternate route if I am suppossed to go on that Interstate?

Thanks for answering, nothing worse then roads closed when you are from out of state.

Nora

E-orLover
05-17-2008, 01:31 AM
um, where is this road? LOL. This is like telling you that I-55 is going to be closed - since you have no idea where that Interstate goes to or from it is meaningless.

Is this part that is closed between Disneyland and LegoLand or San Diego? Is it between Lego Land and the airport (Orange County)?

Wonder if my GPS would tell me the alternate route if I am suppossed to go on that Interstate?

Thanks for answering, nothing worse then roads closed when you are from out of state.

Nora

This closure is in Sacramento (Northern California). What state are you from and what mode of transportation are you going to use to go to Disneyland?

Thank you for the heads up. I live in WA and we always drive down (love road trips) but this year we were thinking of flying. But then again 99 is not so bad, besides I have relatives in Yuba/Biggs.

Dukland
05-17-2008, 03:25 AM
thanks for the heads up! We are driving down from Washington state in June, and dh will be glad to know this ahead of time.

tink2dw
05-17-2008, 06:11 AM
For those driving from Washington, Can you divert to 101 to pass the closed
I-5 ??

Nora94
05-17-2008, 07:57 PM
we are landing at LAX and going from there to Disney. So, guess this is going to be North of there, and we won't be doing anything north of there. whew!

Nora (from Chicago area)

samkj
05-18-2008, 10:38 AM
Hi all, I'm new (well to posting but definitely not to reading as I've been reading this site for years).

Saturdays should be much better and the detour route is pretty well marked.
Co-workers who live in the south area driving north on I-5 take Hwy 50 West (San Francisco) to the 80 East (Reno) and then back to I-5 North (Redding).
Going home back south they are reversing it. I-5 South to 80 West (San Francisco), 50/80 East to Lake Tahoe/Sacramento, I-5 South.


This is by far the best route to take. It will add only 15-30 minutes to your drive depending on traffic. Getting on 99 before Sacramento will be a waste of time as it joins with 5 just north of the city and doesn't separate again till after the construction zone. Those of you driving this way don't worry, detours will be well marked.

tchanbaby
05-19-2008, 08:58 PM
Is all this going to be complete by the first week of August? There wasn't a calendar for August. I am driving from WA to Big Bear the first week of August.

sasywtch
05-21-2008, 02:28 AM
Is all this going to be complete by the first week of August? There wasn't a calendar for August. I am driving from WA to Big Bear the first week of August.

I heard it should be done by the first week of July.
We just had another meeting, some state workers are able to change their work times to come in later, leave earlier to help the congestion. If I was driving during June, I'd avoid Sacramento from 6:30am-9am and 3:30pm-6pm if possible. Good time to stop and eat breakfast/dinner.

The alternate route I mentioned earlier really isn't bad and easily marked. You are just making a loop around. Hwy 99 might be more difficult to get to from I-5 since the main connector would be after the construction.

For the person thinking about going down 101, you can get there taking 80 to San Francisco and going that direction but by the time you get to 80 to SF, you can drive 2 miles back east and be back on I-5.

Anyone driving to DL through Sacramento, when you get to Garden Hwy wave hi. I'm in a building facing the freeway : ) I'll be driving down to DL in July.

tchanbaby
05-21-2008, 10:03 AM
Thank you! :)

KelsiesMommy
05-21-2008, 11:47 AM
Quick question for thos eof you who know the area best-

I'm coming from Bakersfield- with the closure in effect NB on May 31, should I take 99 (my original plan, easier with kids) to the 5 or should I just stay on the 5 the whole way north?

OurDogCisco
05-21-2008, 11:57 AM
Quick question for thos eof you who know the area best-

I'm coming from Bakersfield- with the closure in effect NB on May 31, should I take 99 (my original plan, easier with kids) to the 5 or should I just stay on the 5 the whole way north?

Bakersfield is South of Sacramento so the closure should not effect Bakersfield area..

KelsiesMommy
05-21-2008, 05:33 PM
Bakersfield is South of Sacramento so the closure should not effect Bakersfield area..

I know where Bakersfield is, I live here... ;)

I will be travelling northbound to WA, so I'm wondering if I should change my plans from taking 99NB or should I just start on I-5 north.

GregC
05-21-2008, 09:16 PM
I could tell you the backroads that run the length of the River {20 miles} but it might be too confusing :scared: but it would save you some time.

kirstie101
05-22-2008, 10:38 AM
This is an email they sent around my work yesterday (I work in Sac) I believe it was taken from www.fixI-5.com site but I am not positive. The website has up to date info for those of you who want to check it out.

Following is the tentative schedule for road closures during the Interstate 5 Fix-It project. The schedule remains subject to change dependent on final approvals, materials testing, weather, etc.

Stage 1: Friday, May 30 at 8:00 p.m. All northbound lanes of I-5 (heading towards Redding) will be closed from US Highway 50/Capitol City Freeway Interchange to Richards Boulevard. The Q Street ramp will remain open from northbound I-5.

All lanes will be open from June 9 at 5:00 a.m. to Friday June 13 at 7:59 p.m.

Stage 2: Friday, June 13 at 8:00 p.m. All southbound lanes of I-5 (heading towards Stockton) will be closed from Richards Boulevard to US Highway 50. (Two lanes will be open for traffic exiting at J Street.)

All lanes will be open for four days from June 23 at 5:00 a.m. to June 26 at 7:59 p.m.

Stage 3: Thursday, June 26 at 8:00 p.m. - All northbound lanes of I-5 (heading towards Redding) will be closed from US Highway 50/Capitol City Freeway Interchange to Richards Boulevard. The Q Street ramp will remain open from northbound I-5.

All lanes will be open for six days -- from July 3 at 5:00 a.m. to July 8 at 7:59 p.m.

Stage 4: Tuesday, July 8 at 8:00 p.m. All southbound lanes of I-5 (heading towards Stockton) will be closed from Richards Boulevard to US Highway 50. (Two lanes will be open for traffic exiting at J Street.)

Tuesday, July 15 at 5:00 a.m. Work on this portion of the project is complete.




North and south bound traffic on Interstate 5 heading to other destinations in the State will be detoured around West Sacramento on Interstate 80. This will reduce the amount of traffic passing through downtown Sacramento. But commute traffic will still cause delays in arriving to the OSP facility. The freeway closure will increase traffic on Richards Boulevard, North 7th Street and Jibboom Street as travelers come from and go to downtown Sacramento.

disney-inspired
05-22-2008, 02:01 PM
Does anyone know when in August it will re-open? We might be visiting in family in late August before we start school again.

Raidermouse
05-22-2008, 04:37 PM
My bad on the complete date, the schedule posted says it should be done July 15 but we all know much doesn't get done on time but I hope it does:)

amyamya
05-22-2008, 04:55 PM
My bad on the complete date, the schedule posted says it should be done July 15 but we all know much doesn't get done on time but I hope it does:)

CC Meyers is ALL about getting it done on time...remember the Bay Bridge?

Raidermouse
05-22-2008, 10:39 PM
I just goggled CC Myers + Bay Bridge and I see and recall they have quite the record for on-time and a head of schedule finishes.Nice to know.;)

samkj
05-22-2008, 10:54 PM
I know where Bakersfield is, I live here... ;)

I will be travelling northbound to WA, so I'm wondering if I should change my plans from taking 99NB or should I just start on I-5 north.

It won't make a difference, since 99 and 5 will merge in Sacramento before the closure, so either way you'll be detoured through the area. Just try to avoid it during commute hours and the detour really shouldn't add any significant time to your trip.

TiggerandTink
05-23-2008, 05:03 PM
So glad someone bumped this! We will be traveling southbound to DL on the 13th or 14th which sounds like it is right when the SB lanes will be closed. Of course, just my luck.:upsidedow I'm sure we will just be able to follow the detours they post but it's nice to be forewarned so we can allow extra time and maybe plan our drive through there for mid day to miss the commuters.

Jenn1116
05-23-2008, 07:29 PM
I'm so glad I don't commute to Sac anymore! Good luck everyone!!!! :)

DLovinFam
05-23-2008, 08:31 PM
So glad someone bumped this! We will be traveling southbound to DL on the 13th or 14th which sounds like it is right when the SB lanes will be closed. Of course, just my luck.:upsidedow I'm sure we will just be able to follow the detours they post but it's nice to be forewarned so we can allow extra time and maybe plan our drive through there for mid day to miss the commuters.

We will possibly be traveling the same day as you (13th) We are spending the night in Oak Grove. We may be in the middle of rush hour, but it's good to have a heads up so we know what to expect.