Caltrans Press Release 17-294

Release Date: 9/29/2017
District: 3
Contact: Liza Whitmore
Phone: (530) 634-7640

Highway 89 Paving Operations to Impact I-80 and Truckee Traffic

Ramps and lanes to be closed as paving work nears completion

TRUCKEE/TAHOE CITY – Caltrans is alerting motorists traveling in the Truckee-Tahoe area to expect traffic impacts as paving operations on Highway 89 move toward the Interstate 80 junction and the roundabouts.

Full eastbound and westbound I-80 ramp closures at the Highway 89 South interchange will be in effect around the clock from 5 a.m. Monday, October 2 through 8 p.m. Wednesday October 4.  One-way traffic controls will be in effect from 8 p.m. Sunday, October 1 through Friday morning, October 6 on Highway 89 from Donner Pass Road, south through the roundabouts, and extending several miles.

Delays of 20 to 60 minutes are expected. Motorists should plan for delays and allow for extra time to travel through the work zone.  Motorists are encouraged to take alternate routes including using Highway 267 and Highway 28 to travel between Interstate 80 and Truckee to or from Lake Tahoe destinations.

Paving operations are expected to be completed by Friday, October 6. Striping work requiring intermittent one-way traffic controls will begin October 16.

Weather or unexpected events may delay or prolong construction work. Caltrans will issue traffic updates on this and other work occurring in District 3 on Twitter and on Facebook. Use Caltrans’ QuickMap at for real-time traffic information or download the QuickMap app on iTunes or Google Play.  Motorists can also use the California Highway Information Network (CHIN) automated phone service by calling 1-800-427-ROAD (7623).