U.S. 50 at Watt Avenue Interchange Sacramento

U.S. 50 at Watt Avenue Interchange Sacramento

Project Details:

The project involved modifying the existing interchange on U.S. 50 at Watt Avenue to reduce congestion, install dedicated transit facilities, improve access and safety for bicyclists and pedestrians.

Modifications include:

* Widening the existing Watt Avenue overcrossing at U.S. 50 to add: two additional through lanes and two auxiliary lanes over the freeway; additional lanes for high occupancy vehicles to the freeway on-ramps; widen and realign freeway off-ramps to terminate at Watt Avenue at two signalized intersections.

* Add a new dedicated Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) lane on Watt Avenue from north of the interchange to the existing Manlove Light Rail Station.

* Construct a new center structure connecting the existing northbound and southbound U.S. 50 overpasses.

* Add a continuous bicycle/pedestrian pathway separated from vehicular traffic along the east side of Watt Avenue between La Riviera Drive and Manlove Road, with grade separated undercrossings at the freeway ramps.