TRUCKEE – Caltrans is reminding 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.
Between 8 p.m. Sunday, July 10 and 10 a.m. Friday, July 15, the I-80 eastbound #2 (right) lane will be closed around the clock between Donner Pass Road/Cold Stream Road and the SR-89 south separation. Construction crews will be grinding and repaving the eastbound chain installation/removal area on the shoulder.
Concurrently, the Town of Truckee’s Cold Stream Roundabout project will require extended closures of the I-80 eastbound on- and off-ramps at Donner Pass Road/Cold Stream Road (Exit 184) for three weeks in a row. The eastbound ramps will be closed weekly from 8 p.m. Sunday through 10 a.m. Friday, with access provided for weekend travel. The weekly closures will be in effect Sunday, July 10 through Friday, July 29. Please note that the extended closure the week of July 24 will not begin until Monday, July 25 at 6 a.m.
In addition, the eastbound I-80 off-ramp at Central Truckee (Exit 186) will be closed each morning from 3 a.m. to 10 a.m. Monday, July 11 through Wednesday, July 13 for drainage work on the ramp.
I-80 westbound motorists should expect alternating lane closures between the SR-89 south separation and Donner Pass Road (Exit 184) between 8 p.m. Sunday, July 10 and 10 a.m. Friday, July 15 for shoulder work.
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 to 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 fall 2022. The construction schedule is subject to change based on weather, equipment availability or other unexpected events.
The department will issue construction updates on Twitter @CaltransDist3, on Facebook at CaltransDistrict3and on the Caltrans District 3 website. For real-time traffic, click on Caltrans’ QuickMap quickmap.dot.ca.gov/ or download the QuickMap app from the App Store or Google Play.