FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Nevada County – Caltrans is reminding motorists of lane closures and delays along Interstate 80 (I-80) at various locations in Nevada County starting next week.
Crews will begin repairs at Locations 4 and 5 between Kingvale and Boca starting at 8 p.m. Tuesday, September 5. Lane closures will be in place around the clock through noon Friday, September 8.
- Concrete slab replacement will take place on westbound I-80 between Boca and State Route 267.
- Crews will perform wheel track repairs on westbound I-80 in Truckee and move west toward Kingvale. Delays could range between 30 to 45 minutes, and up to an hour during peak traffic.
- Individual slab replacement will also take place on eastbound I-80 in Kingvale and move east toward Truckee. Delays along this stretch will range between 20 to 30 minutes, and up to 50 minutes during peak traffic.
Work along Locations 1, 2 and 3 are expected to start Monday, September 11. Once repairs are underway at all five locations motorists may experience a maximum delay of up to two hours. The schedule is subject to change or be delayed due to weather, availability of materials or other unexpected events.
Caltrans performed an extensive field review of the I-80 corridor earlier this year and found an unprecedented amount of damage. Several areas exhibit moderate to high levels of rutting due to chain wear and need immediate repair. Five emergency contracts were executed for the repairs, totaling $84.4 million. The primary contractors are Teichert, Vanguard Construction, Dees Burke Engineering Constructors, Granite Construction, and Q&D Construction.
The extended lane closure will help to minimize the duration of the project, speeding completion and improve workers’ safety. The climate in the area also provides a limited temperature window to perform the needed repairs.
Caltrans District 3 is responsible for maintaining and operating 4,385 lane miles in 11 Sacramento Valley and Northern Sierra counties. Caltrans reminds motorists to “Be Work Zone Alert” and slow in construction zones for the safety of travelers and crews performing these improvements.
The department will issue construction updates on X, formally known as Twitter @CaltransDist3 and on Facebook at CaltransDistrict3. For real-time traffic, click on Caltrans’ QuickMap or download the QuickMap app from the App Store or Google Play.