The drive home today may be less of a traffic headache with the opening of the newest portion of the freeway.
A ribbon cutting ceremony at 2 p.m. will mark the grand opening of the two-mile stretch of highway that runs between Highway 50 East and Fairview Drive.
The $45 million project began in the fall of 2007 and includes a full interchange at Highway 50 East and a half-interchange at Fairview Drive. Fifth Street now goes over the freeway. There is also a multi-use walking/bike path to Butti Road.
The six-lane freeway now takes motorists from Fairview Drive from …