Roseville – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) is alerting late night motorists on travelling eastbound I-80 in Roseville that they may be subject to detours during early morning hours on Saturday, Tuesday and Wednesday, November 6, November 9 and November 10 between Auburn Boulevard/Riverside Avenue and Douglas Boulevard.
Beginning tonight at 10 p.m., drivers on eastbound I-80 can expect various lane closures. By 1 a.m. Saturday morning, all lanes will be closed. Drivers will be directed to exit eastbound I-80 at Auburn Boulevard/Riverside Avenue. From there, traffic will be directed northeast on Orlando Avenue, west on Cirby Way and then north on Sunrise Avenue, where they can re-board eastbound I-80 through the Harry Crabb Tunnel under Douglas Boulevard. Drivers will be subject to this same series of restrictions in the late night/early morning hours of Monday and Tuesday.
The detour is necessary to erect new overhead signs as part of the Sacramento/Placer Interstate 80 Operational and Improvement Project. The $54 million project by Caltrans, Placer County, the City of Roseville and the Placer County Transportation Planning Agency will add more than 5.5 miles of new bus/carpool lanes on Interstate 80 between Douglas Boulevard/Lead Hill overcrossing and east of State Route 65 eastbound
connector. Completion is expected in 2011.
Roadside message boards will be used to post the latest information. Unexpected weather may prolong or cause the work to be rescheduled. Caltrans urges motorists to use caution in this area and to “Slow for the Cone Zone”.