NEWS | May 28, 2021

Closure of state Route 99 (June 11-16) to impact travel to and from UC Davis Medical Center

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) is scheduled to close northbound and southbound state Route 99 from 47th Avenue to the U.S. Highway 50 connector, from 8 p.m., Friday, June 11 until 4 a.m., Wednesday, June 16.

Caltrans says the closure is necessary for crews to quickly and safely replace an aging bridge deck on Route 99 at 21st Avenue.

Rerouted traffic is expected to impact Stockton Boulevard and areas around UC Davis Medical Center, and patients, visitors, and employees should plan ahead for increased congestion.

During the closure, employees coming from South Sacramento and Elk Grove should allow extra time to get to work.

The mainline westbound Business 80/Capital City Freeway to southbound Route 99 is also slated to be closed, as will the westbound and eastbound U.S. 50 connector ramps to southbound Route 99. Also, the following ramps are scheduled to be closed:

  • The on-ramp from 16th Street to eastbound U.S. 50
  • The on-ramp from 29th Street/H Street to westbound Business 80/Capital City Freeway
  • The on-ramp from 29th Street/N Street to westbound Business 80/Capital City Freeway
  • The on-ramp from 29th Street/T Street to southbound Route 99
  • The on-ramp from Broadway to southbound Route 99
  • The off-ramp from southbound Route 99 to 12th Street
  • The off-ramp from northbound Route 99 to 12th Street
  • The on-ramp from 14th Avenue/30th Street to southbound Route 99
  • The on-ramp (slip) from Fruitridge Road to northbound Route 99
  • The on-ramp (loop) from Fruitridge Road to northbound Route 99
  • The on-ramp (slip) from East 47th Avenue to northbound Route 99
  • The on-ramp (loop) from West 47th Avenue to northbound Route 99

Caltrans is encouraging motorists to take public transit instead (SacRT is providing free light rail service from June 12-15; more information here), use Interstate 5, and find alternate routes during the 99-hour closure.

For more information, including suggested detours, please see the Caltrans news release.