The Nevada Department of Transportation is advising drivers to plan for alternate travel as major traffic delays and lane reductions take place on I-80 west of Reno beginning July 21 for emergency roadway surface repairs.
The following lane and ramp closures will take place on I-80 between Robb Drive and the Nevada/California state line at Gold Ranch as NDOT makes emergency roadway surface repairs. Up to two-inch-deep ruts, created by a heavy winter and subsequent heavy vehicle chain use on the interstate’s slow lanes, will be resurfaced for safer and smoother interstate travel.
- Friday, July 21 at 6:00 p.m. through Sunday, July 23 at 6:00 p.m.: Eastbound I-80 reduced to one lane in three-mile sections from Nevada/California state line at Gold Ranch to Robb Drive.
- Wednesday, July 26 at 6:00 p.m. through Friday, July 28 at 6:00 p.m.: Westbound I-80 reduced to one lane in three-mile sections from Robb Drive to Nevada/California state line at Gold Ranch.
- Interstate ramps will intermittently be closed, with marked detours available. No two consecutive ramps will be closed at the same time.
- Oversize commercial vehicle loads larger than 13 feet wide restricted.
- Drivers are advised to plan alternate routes and avoid the area. Motorists who must travel this section of I-80 should plan for major travel delays and are reminded to drive safely and attentively through the work zone.
The road work schedule is subject to change. The emergency roadway resurfacing will enhance safety and mobility for the more than 46,000 motorists who travel the interstate daily. Heavy commercial trucks make up approximately 25 percent of traffic on the interstate route.
The major construction repairs are scheduled to complete in advance of the start of the Hot August Nights event, which draws many participants and spectators traveling to Reno on I-80.