SACRAMENTO, CA — A new, slower speed limit has been implemented on the I-5. The cause for the recent change is due to a $370 million roadway project that is being conducted along the Interstate through Sacramento. According to Caltrans, while construction continues to take place, the new I-5 speed limit will be 55 mph. Additionally, the reduced speed limit will take effect 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Furthermore, the roadway project spans from Laguna to Richards boulevards. There are electronic and stationary signs alerting drivers of the newly reduced I-5 speed limit. In addition to this, barriers and new striping have also been put in place in order to limit passing in some areas. All warning signs are now visible to motorists in each direction inside the construction area.
Apart from this, the construction from the project will include repairing 67 lane miles of roadway. Along with creating 23 miles of carpool lanes, adding extra sound walls, and refining drainage and electrical components, according to a news release.
Moreover, in a statement issued by transportation officials, “Caltrans advises drivers to plan ahead for additional travel time.” Also adding that The California Highway Patrol will be at the construction sites to enforce traffic.