Travel Delays Anticipated on Eastbound Interstate 80 Near Farad


Interstate 80

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



NEVADA COUNTY – Caltrans is alerting motorists to anticipate travel delays on eastbound Interstate 80 (I-80) between Hirschdale and Farad for concrete barrier work.  

The #2 (right) lane and shoulder of eastbound I-80 will be closed around the clock for final concrete barrier work, fiber optic conduit installation and pavement striping work. In addition, trucks hauling permit loads will be restricted on eastbound I-80 during final barrier work as the narrowed, single lane cannot accommodate wide loads during construction activities. Motorists traveling eastbound toward Reno should expect travel delays during the following periods and allow additional travel time.

  • 7 p.m. Sunday, September 12 through 12:01 p.m. Friday, September 17
  • 7 p.m. Sunday, September 19 through 12:01 p.m. Friday, September 24

In addition, the eastbound Farad off-ramp is now closed around the clock through 11 a.m. Friday, September 24. Motorists will still have access to the I-80 westbound on- and off-ramps at Farad with the eastbound Farad on-ramp also remaining open during concrete barrier work.

The work is part of a $9.5 million project to replace metal beam guardrail with concrete barriers at various locations along I-80 from the Donner Lake Interchange to the Sierra/Nevada County line near the California/Nevada border. The project will reduce maintenance costs associated with guardrail replacement and reduce the amount of time maintenance crews spend making repairs near live traffic.

Motorists are reminded to Be Work Zone Alert and reduce speeds in construction zones. Granite Construction of Sacramento is the primary contractor with completion anticipated this month.

The schedule is subject to change based on weather, availability of equipment or other unexpected events. 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.