Interstate 80 Ramp Paving Project Set to Begin

Published:

Interstate 80

Date: June 18, 2019  #19-154
District: District 3 - Marysville
Contact: Dennis Keaton
Phone: (530) 741-5474; (916) 825-5252

Sacramento – Caltrans is scheduled to begin construction on a $17 million Interstate 80 Ramp Paving Project by Monday, June 24 with funding provided by Senate Bill 1 (SB 1), the Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017.

The project spans from about 0.2 miles west of West El Camino Avenue to 0.2 miles east of Watt Avenue and will rehabilitate the existing pavement and improve the overall ride quality for nine different ramp locations. The project will also upgrade curb ramps to meet the American with Disabilities Act (ADA) requirements.

“The 80 corridor is vital to local motorists and commercial traffic travelling through Sacramento, especially at the connector with Interstate 5,” said Caltrans Director Laurie Berman. “SB 1 is providing the needed funds to keep up with these repairs that extend the life of the roadway.”

About 140,000 vehicles travel this stretch of Interstate 80 daily. Much of the construction work has been scheduled for the nighttime to reduce impacts to motorists.

SB 1 invests approximately $5.4 billion per year to fix roads, freeways and bridges in communities across California as well as strategically investing in transit. These funds are split equally between state and local projects and will allow Caltrans to fix more than 17,000 lane miles of pavement, 500 bridges and 55,000 culverts on the state highway system by 2027.

“The pavement condition of these ramps and connectors varies, but each shows signs of major distress, and most if not all of them can be expected to develop unacceptable ride quality if they are not repaired,” said Caltrans District 3 Director Amarjeet S. Benipal.

The project has been awarded to O.C. Jones and Sons out of Berkeley, California and is expected to be completed by December 2019.

Caltrans is committed to conducting its business in a fully transparent manner and detailing its progress to the public. For complete details on SB 1, visit Rebuilding California.

Caltrans District 3 is responsible for maintaining and operating 4,385 lane miles in 11 Sacramento Valley and Northern Sierra counties. For district updates, follow Caltrans District 3 on Twitter @CaltransDist3 and on Facebook at CaltransDistrict3. For real-time traffic, click on Caltrans’ QuickMap quickmap.dot.ca.gov/ or download the QuickMap app on iTunes or Google Play.

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