Fix50 is Complete. Thank you everyone for your support

With the roar traffic from the newly opened Fix50 in the background, state, city and construction officials thanked each other Thursday for the completion of the big paving project on Highway 50.“That awful noise behind me is the sound of success,” said Jerry Way, Sacramento Public Works Department chief. After nearly two months of work, all lanes were open shortly after 5 a.m. Thursday on the elevated portion of the highway that runs between W and X street from 18th to 24th streets. Although traffic backups occurred every day as lanes were restricted for the paving work, the project did not cause a severe case of gridlock because travelers found ways to get around the construction.

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