FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Truckee – Caltrans is alerting Interstate 80 (I-80) motorists to expect travel delays between the I-80/State Routes 89/267 interchange and the Donner Pass Road Overcrossing (Exit 184) in Truckee for continued roadway construction activities.
From 8 p.m. Sunday, May 22 through 5 a.m. Friday, May 27 the #1 (left) lane of I-80 westbound will be closed around the clock for drainage work in the median. Due to the upcoming Memorial Day holiday, work will be restricted for the long weekend, with the #1 westbound lane closure resuming Tuesday, May 31 at 9 p.m. and continuing through 10 a.m. Friday, June 3. This lane reduction is anticipated to continue weekly Sunday night (8 p.m.) through Friday morning (10 a.m.) until the end of June.
In addition, eastbound motorists should expect intermittent lane closures beginning Tuesday, May 31 at 9 p.m. between the SR-89 south on-ramp and the Central Truckee off-ramp (Exit 186) while I-80 is re-striped for a slight shift of traffic lanes toward the median. Construction crews will be placing temporary concrete barriers known as k-rail along the right shoulder area in preparation for excavation work.
Construction activities are part of a $30.6 million project to rehabilitate the existing concrete on I-80 in Truckee, install a westbound auxiliary lane from the SR-89 south on-ramp to the Donner Pass Road off-ramp, install eastbound acceleration lanes from the Donner Pass Road on-ramp and SR-89 south on-ramp, improve drainage, and upgrade concrete walkways along ramps to meet current Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) standards.
Teichert Construction of Rocklin is the prime contractor for the project, which is scheduled to be completed in fall 2022. Weather, equipment availability or other unexpected events may delay or prolong the work.
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