SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — A day after lanes of Highway 50 were shut down due to the roads buckling under record heat, the pavement is cracking in the other direction.
Caltrans says the triple-digit heat is to blame for a portion of Highway 50 in West Sacramento buckling. An eastbound section near the Jefferson Boulevard exit started to crumble on Sunday night.READ MORE: Dixie Fire Jumps In Size, Now 8th Largest Wildfire In California History
On Monday, crews were out again as more cracking closed the No. 3 and No. 4 lanes into the evening. Another small patch of roadway near the shoulder started crumbling near Jefferson Boulevard earlier that has been repaired.READ MORE: Man Was Attacked By Bear Inside Meyers Cabin Before He Shot It
California’s wet winter may also be playing a role in the road buckling. The winter left the soil beneath the concrete saturated, which could cause the pavement to heat up and start to float beneath the roadway.MORE NEWS: Fans Flock To Golden 1 Arena For California Classic Summer League Games
Caltrans says there hasn’t been a major repaving project in that area since 1970.