I-80 Emergency Repairs Update: Weather Delays Expected

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The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) is reminding motorists of various lane and ramp closures along I-80 as emergency repairs continue in Placer and Nevada counties. The weather forecast is expected to impact work for the week of November 5. As a result, crews are scheduled for mainly minor repairs.

Westbound I-80

  • Location 5, between Boca and Donner Pass Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Facility, lane closures will be in place around the clock from 7 p.m. Sunday, November 5 through noon Friday, November 10.
  • Location 4 – No work anticipated this week.
  • Location 3 – No work anticipated this week.
  • Location 2 – No work anticipated this week.
  • Location 1, between Alta and Colfax, lane closures at various locations for loop installation from noon Thursday, November 9:00 to 6:00 a.m. Friday, November 10.

Eastbound I-80

  • Location 1, between Colfax and Alta, lane closures at various locations for loop installation from noon Thursday, November 9:00 to 6:00 a.m. Friday, November 10.
  • Location 2, between Laing Road and Yuba Gap, alternating lane closures for concrete joint seal work from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Wednesday, November 8.
  • Location 3 – No work anticipated this week.
  • Location 4 – No work anticipated this week.
  • Location 5, between Floriston and Farad, lane closures will be in place from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Monday, November 6 through Thursday, November 9 and from 7:00 a.m. to noon Friday, November 10.

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 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 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 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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