California Department of Transportation

12/01/2023 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 12/01/2023 19:07

Interstate 80 Emergency Repairs Update

Interstate 80 Emergency Repairs Update

Published: Dec 01, 2023

District: District 3 - Marysville
Amarjeet S. Benipal, District Director
Contact: Jeremy Linder
Phone: (530) 701-5209

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Placer/Nevada Counties - Caltrans is reminding motorists of various lane and ramp closures along Interstate 80 (I-80) as emergency repairs continue in Placer and Nevada counties. Crews continue to monitor the weather forecast and will perform repairs when conditions allow. Here is the breakdown for next week:

Westbound I-80

  • Location 5 - No work anticipated this week.
  • Location 4 - No work anticipated this week.
  • Location 3 - No work anticipated this week.
  • Location 2 - No work anticipated this week.
  • Location 1 - No work anticipated this week.

Eastbound I-80

  • Location 1 - No work anticipated this week.
  • Location 2 - No work anticipated this week.
  • Location 3 - No work anticipated this week.
  • Location 4 - No work anticipated this week.
  • Location 5 - No emergency repair work anticipated this week.

    Secondary project underway between the junction with State Route 267 and Boca, lane and ramp closures will be in place daily from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, December 4 through Thursday, December 7 and 7 a.m. to noon Friday, December 8.
    The schedule is subject to change or be delayed due to weather, availability of materials or other unexpected events.

    Caltrans performed an extensive field review of the I-80 corridor earlier this year and found an unprecedented amount of damage. Several areas exhibited moderate to high levels of rutting due to chain wear and required immediate repair. Five emergency contracts were executed for the repairs, totaling $69.2 million. The primary contractors are Teichert, Vanguard Construction, Dees Burke Engineering Constructors, Granite Construction, and Q&D Construction.

The extended lane closures will help to minimize the duration of the project, speed completion and improve workers' safety. The climate in the area also provides a limited temperature window to perform the needed repairs.

Caltrans District 3 is responsible for maintaining and operating 4,385 lane miles in 11 Sacramento Valley and Northern Sierra counties. Caltrans reminds motorists to "Be Work Zone Alert" and slow in construction zones for the safety of travelers and crews performing these improvements.

The department will issue construction updates on @CaltransDist3 and on Facebook at CaltransDistrict3. For real-time traffic, click on Caltrans' QuickMap or download the QuickMap app from the App Store or Google Play.

| CleanCA.com | CleanWaterCA.com | #BeWorkZoneAlert | Facebook | YouTube |