Freeway tolls are on the horizon in Sacramento

And Caltrans wants to hear your take on it.

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Hopefully the project alleviates some of the traffic on the Yolo Causeway.

Caltrans wants your opinion on the proposed $465 million express toll lane project, which includes parts of Interstate 80 and Highway 50. Introducing freeway tolls to areas of Sacramento, the purpose of the project is to ease congestion + improve travel time reliability.

There will be two public meetings:

  • Tuesday, Nov. 28 — 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Community Center (1075 W. Capitol Ave.) in West Sacramento.
  • Wednesday, Dec. 13 — 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Mary L. Stephens Branch Library (315 E. 14th St.) in Davis.

Caltrans expects to begin work in October 2024 and finish in about three years. Construction needs approval by the end of September 2024, the expiration date for a previously allotted $86 million grant from the federal Department of Transportation.

Because if there’s one thing we Sacramentans are severely opinionated on, it’s traffic. From the Fix50 to the FixSac5 projects, we’ve been bangin’ our heads on the steering wheel with you.

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