Caltrans Completes SB 1-Funded Interstate 80 Grinding & Paving Work


District: District 3 - Marysville 
Contact: Raquel Borrayo
Phone: (530) 634-7640; (530) 701-5209

Placer County – Caltrans is announcing the completion of grinding and paving work on Interstate 80 from Sierra College Boulevard in Rocklin to the Rock Springs Undercrossing in Penryn.

The $8.5 million project was supported with $975,000 in funding from Senate Bill 1 (SB 1), the Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017. The 4.4-mile segment of I-80 was ground down and resurfaced with a Rubberized Hot-Mix Asphalt (RHMA) overlay. The material enhances the durability of California’s highways, especially in highly traveled areas, and delivers a smoother ride for motorists.

“As a federally designated primary highway freight system for the transport of commercial goods, this section of Interstate 80 sees around 8,500 trucks per day and 100,000 passenger vehicles,” said Caltrans District 3 Director Amarjeet S. Benipal. “Projects like these are critical to extend the lifespan of state highway infrastructure and keep all Californians moving.”

Additional upgrades to I-80 include shoulder rumble strips and 6-inch thermoplastic striping for better visibility and motorist awareness during poor weather conditions. Caltrans also upgraded electrical facilities at seven locations along I-80. Automatic Vehicle Classification Systems deliver real-time traffic information to assist Caltrans in providing travel times for motorists and developing future projects for the benefit of motorists.

Teichert Construction of Sacramento was the contractor for the project, which was completed on schedule.

SB 1 provides an additional $5 billion each year in state and local funding to maintain and optimize California’s transportation system. To date thanks to SB 1, Caltrans has completed 102 projects, repaired or replaced nearly 1,500 lane miles, and improved or replaced 115 bridges.

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.