50 Freeway to be closed overnight after fatal bridge crash in West Sacramento

By | November 21, 2023

WEST SACRAMENTO – Repairs will close Highway 50 in West Sacramento Monday night into Tuesday morning, from I-5 and Harbor Boulevard, starting at 11 p.m.

Repairs are planned to the Sycamore Trail pedestrian overpass, which is currently under construction, after a single-vehicle crash overnight.

Monday morning, a few minutes after midnight, calls came in about an accident. CHP Woodland Area responded to west of Jefferson Boulevard in West Sacramento where a 2015 Nissan entered Central Division and collided with the support beams of the Sycamore Trail crosswalk.

The passenger died and the driver was slightly injured. The CHP reports that alcohol and/or drugs played a role in the crash.

A spokesperson for the city of West Sacramento told CBS13 that at that time, firefighters examined the support beams to ensure there was no imminent threat that they could collapse on the drivers. It was deemed safe to reopen the highway, but further inspection would be required later today.

“The crews are going to check the stability of the structure, because some columns were affected, and these columns support the beams that cross the highway and support what we call the false works. And that’s where the bridge is built . So they I will evaluate.” said Paul Hosley, City of West Sacramento Public Information Office.

Hosley said the overnight work will include testing, an inspection of the bridge and from there it will be determined if they need to make any repairs.

Traffic will be redirected to surface streets of Interstate 5, Interstate 80 and West Sacramento during this time.

  • Westbound Route 50 will be closed between I-5 and Harbor Blvd. from 11 p.m. tonight, November 20 until Tuesday, November 21 from 3 a.m. to 5 a.m.
  • 50 eastbound lanes will remain open.

Detour signs will be posted with the assistance of traffic officers throughout this emergency closure.

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