Natomas Basin Construction Update – October 11, 2019 Update
Beginning Monday, October 14, the Garden Highway road closure will be extended westward to include up to Natomas Park Drive, meaning drivers will now be detoured here instead of at Truxel Rd. Bicycle Access with detours remains the same as it has been throughout the construction process. In an effort to complete as much of the construction this year as we can, we’re pushing through to the next intersection beginning next week after the completion of the Aftershock Music Festival in Discovery Park.
Garden Highway will be closed from east of Natomas Park Drive all the way to the intersection of Northgate Blvd. Detour signage will be put in place alerting drivers to the new route. Drivers who have been using Truxel Rd to access Garden Highway and Interstate 5 should now use Natomas Park Dr. By moving forward with this next phase of work, we anticipate Garden Highway detours will remain in place into December. While it’s not ideal, the good news is by completing the work here this year there will be less required work in the roadway east of Interstate 5 next construction season. Additionally, you may have recently noticed that the white construction barriers on Garden Highway under Interstate 5 have moved from the westbound lanes to the eastbound lanes. This is because we’ve wrapped up work to relocate the waterline that runs through the roadway and have now begun work on the levee improvement work on the south side of the roadway. Work here is expected to continue through December 2019. Overnight full closures in this area have concluded. We thank you for your continued patience as we complete this important flood risk reduction work!