District: District 3 - Marysville
Contact: Raquel Borrayo
Phone: (530) 701-5209
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Placer County – Around-the-clock closures of the Interstate 80 (I-80) Crystal Springs on- and off-ramps remain in effect, with final ramp paving work scheduled next week.
The on- and off-ramps have been closed since mid-June for electrical and paving work, with the ramps being completely rebuilt. The week of July 25, construction crews are scheduled to perform grinding work to level the ramp and interstate connection and place the final pavement overlay. The Crystal Springs ramps are expected to reopen by Saturday, July 30. The construction schedule is subject to change based on weather, availability of equipment or other unexpected events.
During the Crystal Springs on- and off-ramp closures, local motorists will be directed to take the westbound Baxter on-ramp to I-80 and then the Alta Undercrossing (Exit 146) for eastbound I-80 travel. Eastbound motorists needing to access local roads on the westbound side of I-80 will be directed to Drum Forebay (Exit 150) and then to the westbound Baxter off-ramp.
The work is part of a $57 million project to replace four I-80 bridge overcrossings in Placer County: Crystal Springs, Baxter, Drum Forebay and Cisco Grove. The structures are being demolished and rebuilt due to cracking and spalling of the concrete decks and high corrosive chloride content in the deck surfaces. All overcrossings are being widened to include 8-foot shoulders, 6-foot sidewalks and will include ramps that comply with Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) standards.
The project includes $3.48 million in funding from Senate Bill 1, the Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017. SB 1 provides $5 billion in transportation funding annually split between the state and local agencies. Road projects progress through construction phases more quickly based on the availability of SB 1 funds, including projects that are partially funded by SB 1. For more information about other transportation projects funded by SB 1, visit Rebuilding California.
Project construction began in April 2021 with completion expected in summer 2023. Walsh Construction of Concord is the prime contractor.
The department will issue construction updates on Twitter @CaltransDist3, on Facebook at CaltransDistrict3 and on the Caltrans District 3 website. For real-time traffic, click on Caltrans' Quickmap or download the QuickMap app from the App Store or Google Play.
I-80 Bridge Rehabilitation Project Map