FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Truckee – Caltrans is alerting Interstate 80 (I-80) motorists to expect travel delays through November between the I-80/State Routes 89/267 interchange and the Donner Pass Road Overcrossing (Exit 184) in Truckee for roadway construction activities.
The #1 (left) lane of I-80 westbound will be continuously closed each week from 8 p.m. Sunday through 10 a.m. Friday for drainage work in the median.
In addition, Caltrans has temporarily ceased I-80 eastbound lane reductions during roadwork on local roads for the Town of Truckee’s Cold Stream Roundabout project. The I-80 eastbound #2 (right) lane reductions may resume as early as Monday, June 13 depending on the Town of Truckee’s progress. Once resumed, eastbound lane reductions will be continuous from 6 a.m. Monday through 10 a.m. Friday each week.
Current work on the eastbound side of I-80 between the SR-89 south on-ramp and the Central Truckee off-ramp (Exit 186) includes slope earthwork and concrete replacement. Eastbound motorists are advised to expect typical delays of 15-20 minutes when traveling through the work zone. However, delays of 25-30 minutes are common on Thursday afternoons.
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. The construction schedule is subject to change based on weather, equipment availability or other unexpected events.
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