New Closure on Garden Highway Effective Monday

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Effective Saturday, June 20 vehicles exiting Interstate 5 from either direction will be able to travel west. Starting Monday, Garden Highway, east of Interstate 5 to Truxel Road will be closed to traffic and vehicles exiting or entering the freeway will need to use the detour route. / Source: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

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The current road closure of Garden Highway between Interstate 5 and Gateway Oaks Drive in Natomas is set to end tomorrow, June 20, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has announced.

But starting Monday, June 22, Natomas motorists will face a new detour with a road closure along Garden Highway between Truxel Road and the Interstate 5 northbound ramps.

This 24-hour, 7 days a weeks full closure of the roadway is scheduled to continue until August 31, 2020 , according to the Army Corps.

Detour signage will be in place to direct drivers around the new Garden Highway closure via Truxel Road, West El Camino Avenue, and Gateway Oaks Drive.

Access to Interstate 5 on- and off-ramps will be available from west side of I-5. Access to Discovery Park from Garden Highway at Natomas Park Drive will be closed.

The bike path under Interstate 5 atop the levee will also remain closed and cyclists will continue to be detoured.

This newest road closure on Garden Highway is to allow the Army Corps to complete a section of flood risk reduction work. Crews will be completing a section of a cutoff seepage wall between Natomas Park Drive and Interstate 5.

Discovery Park will be accessible from Jibboom Street off the Richards Boulevard exit from Interstate 5.

Due to levee work on Garden Highway, RT bus Routes 11 & 86 will detour through August 22. Bus stops will be missed on Truxel between W. El Camino & Garden Highway, and on Natomas Park South of Capital Park (Route 11). Details at


  1. […] With levee improvements forcing the closure of Garden Highway between I-5 and Truxel, a vital access point to the American River Trail has been made inaccessible. The bike path that runs under I-5 runs on the levee includes the entrance to Discovery Park via Natomas Park Dr. Cyclists wanting to get onto the trail must now take one of two detour options via Gateway Oaks Drive, West El Camino Avenue, and Truxel Road. Cyclist can also use Northgate Boulevard to bypass construction and access the Jedediah Smith Memorial Trail. Construction is slated to be finished on August 31. […]

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