Final Paving Work and Temporary Striping Underway Before Winter Suspension
Truckee – Caltrans is alerting Interstate 80 (I-80) motorists in Truckee to expect continued intermittent lane and shoulder closures this month for ongoing roadway improvements.
Interstate 80 motorists traveling between the I-80/State Route 89 (SR-89)/SR-267 separation and Donner Pass Road/Coldstream Road (Exit 184) should expect lane and shoulder closures and travel delays through the end of November. Construction crews are finishing drainage and paving work for the addition of eastbound ramp acceleration lanes and a westbound auxiliary lane.
Temporary striping will also be placed before the project is suspended for the winter months. Permanent roadway striping is anticipated in spring 2023, once weather improves and warmer temperatures return.
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 is 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 in spring 2023. The construction schedule is subject to change based on weather, equipment or material availability, or other unexpected events.
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