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Wednesday, April 13, 2016 at 4:46 PM - For Immediate Release

DATE CHANGE: Add Time to Get to Sac Intl Airport after 7 p.m. April 19-21; Delays Expected

SACRAMENTO - Caltrans has revised the schedule for roadway work at Sacramento International Airport, so if you’re visiting the airport on the evenings of April 19, 20 and 21, add 30 minutes to your drive. Crews will take down one lane on northbound Interstate 5 leading to the airport at 7 p.m. and close the Airport Boulevard off-ramp from 9 p.m. - 4 a.m. Lane restrictions will be in effect until 5 a.m.

Motorists will be directed to a six-mile detour.

Construction may also impact travelers with early-morning flights as the TSA security checkpoints open at 4 a.m.

More than 60 flights depart from and arrive at Sacramento International Airport between 7 p.m. and midnight.

The detour route for northbound traffic is:

  • Drive past the Airport Boulevard exit on I-5 and continue north over the Sacramento River to County Road 22 (Exit No. 531.)
  • Take Old River Road under the freeway to County Road 118, merging onto southbound I-5.
  • Continue south on I-5 and take Exit No. 528 to the airport.
  • When you get to the stop sign on Airport Boulevard, turn left.

The Caltrans release is available here:

Construction updates will be available on Twitter @CaltransDist3 and on Facebook. 

Visit the Sacramento International Airport on Twitter @SacIntlAirport and Facebook page for updates and airport news.

Caltrans Airport Exit Closure Flyer

Detour Map - English

Detour Map - Spanish

The Sacramento County Department of Airports is responsible for planning, developing, operating and maintaining the county’s four airports: Sacramento International Airport, Executive Airport, Mather Airport and Franklin Field. Sacramento International Airport offers more than 155 daily nonstop flights on 12 domestic and international carriers to 36 destinations. The regional economic impact of the Sacramento County Department of Airports is more than $4 billion annually. For more information, visit