California I-80 Emergency Repairs Update – October 29

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The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) is reminding motorists of various lane and ramp closures along Interstate 80 (I-80) as emergency repairs continue in both Placer and Nevada counties. Here is a list of closures scheduled for the week of October 29.

Westbound I-80

  • Location 5, Boca chain-on area, lane closure will be in place around the clock 7:00 p.m. Sunday, October 29 through noon Thursday, November 2.
  • Location 4,
    • Between the Donner Lake Interchange and Castle Peak, lane and ramp closures will be in place around the clock from 7:00 p.m. Sunday, October 29 through noon Friday, November 3.
    • Between Soda Springs and Kingvale, lane and ramp closures will be in place around the clock from 7:00 p.m. Sunday, October 29 through noon Friday, November 3.
  • Location 3, No work this week.
  • Location 2, between Blue Canyon and Drum Forebay, lane closures will be in place around the clock from 7:00 p.m. Sunday, October 29 through 9:00 a.m. Saturday, November 4.
  • Location 1 – Paving work is complete.Eastbound I-80
  • Location 1 – Paving work is complete.
  • Location 2, between Emigrant Gap and Laing Road, lane and ramp closures will be in place during the day from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Monday, October 30 through Thursday, November 2.
  • Location 3, between Yuba Gap and the junction with State Route 20, lane and ramp closures will be in place nightly 7:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m. Sunday, October 29 through Friday, November 3, work will wrap up for the week at 7:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 4.
  • Location 4
    • Between Kingvale and Soda Springs, lane and ramp closures will be in place around the clock from 7:00 p.m. Sunday, October 29 through noon Friday, November 3.
    • Between Donner Lake Interchange and Donner Park, lane and ramp closures will be in place around the clock from 7:00 p.m. Sunday, October 29 through noon Friday, November 3.
  • Location 5, between Floriston and Farad, lane closures will be in place around the clock from 7:00 p.m. Sunday, October 29 through noon, Friday, November 3.

Caltrans will monitor all delays to ensure the maximum delay through the corridor will not exceed more than two hours. The schedule is subject to change or be delayed due to weather, availability of materials or other unexpected events.

CalTrans I-80 Emergency Pavement Repair Map
CalTrans I-80 Emergency Pavement Repair Map

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. 

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