FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Truckee – Caltrans is alerting Interstate 80 (I-80) motorists in Truckee to expect an extended closure of the Central Truckee eastbound off-ramp for continued reconstruction work.
Originally scheduled to reopen on Friday, September 23, the closure of the I-80 eastbound off-ramp at Central Truckee (Exit 186) has now been extended through 5 p.m. Monday, October 3 due to weather delays. The off-ramp is being reconstructed with paving, joint sealing and striping work still required before the ramp is reopened to motorists.
Polyester concrete inlay and striping work also continues on I-80 through the project limits between the I-80/State Route (SR)-89/SR-267 separation and Donner Pass Road/Coldstream Road (Exit 184). Motorists should expect intermittent lane and overnight ramp closures through October.
Motorists are also reminded to expect travel delays on I-80 through November for construction activities. Typical delays of 15 to 20 minutes should be anticipated when traveling through the work zones on weekdays. However, delays of 25 to 30 minutes are common on Thursday afternoons due to increased travel levels. Caltrans makes every effort to reduce weekend travel congestion by keeping interstate lanes open.
The 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 the 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 this fall. The construction schedule is subject to change based on weather, equipment or material availability, or other unexpected events.
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