Maintenance Work Scheduled at I-80 Donner Summit Rest Areas


Interstate 80

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



NEVADA COUNTY – Planned maintenance work at the Interstate 80 Donner Summit Safety Roadside Rest Areas (SRRA) this week will require alternating daytime closures of the rest areas for pavement work.

Repairs to the parking lot pavement at both the eastbound and westbound rest areas are scheduled beginning Wednesday. Maintenance crews will be grinding the parking lot pavement in preparation for repaving, which will occur in May.

Motorists may expect temporary closures of the rest areas during grinding work.

  • Westbound Donner Summit Rest Area: Wednesday, April 29 from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Eastbound Donner Summit Rest Area: Thursday, April 30 from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.

During the alternating Donner Summit rest area closures, the Gold Run rest areas along Interstate 80 will remain open for motorists and truckers. Caltrans reminds the public that travel should continue to be limited for essential needs only while shelter-in-place orders remain in effect in California.

Weather or unexpected events may delay or prolong the work. Caltrans advises motorists to “Be Work Zone Alert.” The department will issue construction updates on Twitter @CaltransDist3 and on Facebook at CaltransDistrict3. For real-time traffic, click on Caltrans’ QuickMap or download the QuickMap app from the App Store or Google Play.