Garden Highway between Interstate 5 and Gateway Oaks Drive will be closed to all traffic beginning Wednesday, April 22, 2020 through the end of May. This will be a 24 hour, 7 days a week full closure of the roadway to install a seepage cutoff wall as the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and our partners continue to complete vital flood risk management improvements around the Natomas Basin.
When: Closure Start Date: April 22, 2020
Estimated Completion: May 31, 2020
Originally scheduled to occur later this summer, we’ve re-sequenced our work schedule in an effort to expedite our project while many people aren’t travelling as much due to statewide “Stay-at-home” directives. By starting with this segment, we can begin construction earlier than scheduled because Garden Highway east of Interstate 5 cannot be closed at the same time as our closure of West El Camino Ave east of Northgate Blvd, which is expected to be closed to traffic through May as well.
What are the detours to get around this work?
Detours are shown on the attached map. Drivers trying to access locations west of Interstate 5 are advised to exit at West El Camino Ave, travel west, turn left onto Gateway Oaks Drive, and then turn right onto Garden Highway. Drivers trying to reach Interstate 5 from locations west of I-5 will be detoured onto Gateway Oaks Drive, turn right onto West El Camino and then enter I-5 South. Drivers trying to go north are advised to follow the same detour, exiting onto Garden Highway and then re-entering the northbound lanes.
What about the bike path that goes through here?
Due to CalTrans requirements, we’ve had to detour the bike path as well. Cyclists will be detoured around the closure along Gateway Oaks Dr, West El Camino Ave, and Natomas Park Drive.