The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) is alerting motorists to various lane and ramp closures along Interstate 80 as crews continue construction on the $49.5 million I-80 Auxiliary and Fifth Lane Project in Placer County.
Motorists can expect various lane closures this week along westbound I-80 between Douglas Boulevard and Riverside Avenue during the evenings from 8:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. through Saturday, November 5. Crews are excavating the roadway in preparation for the fifth lane and removing a portion of the sound wall near Riverside Avenue.
Crews will also start forming the retaining wall along eastbound I-80 where the highway runs parallel with China Garden Road, just prior to the Rocklin Road off-ramp. Work will be completed behind the temporary k-rail during the day and will not impact travel through the area.
Once complete, the project will construct an auxiliary lane along eastbound I-80 between State Route 65 and Rocklin Road and include a two-lane off-ramp. A fifth lane will be constructed on westbound I-80 between Douglas Boulevard and Riverside Avenue and include reconfiguring the Douglas off-ramp from two lanes to one lane.
The project is expected to be completed by summer 2024. The schedule is subject to change due to weather, equipment or material availability or other unexpected events.