The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) is alerting motorists travelling on Interstate 80 about delays due to construction work near Eagle Lake. Motorists are advised to plan ahead and factor in additional travel time for Saturday morning on westbound Interstate 80 near the Colfax area. All Interstate 80 westbound traffic will be detoured at the Eagle Lake off-ramp Saturday, June 16 from 5 a.m. to 1 p.m. A contractor is scheduled to replace the bridge approach slabs.
This work is part of the $167 million Emigrant Gap project on Interstate 80. Work includes total roadway replacement with Portland Cement Concrete, improving the drainage systems and installing new sediment/debris collection systems. Completion is expected in the fall of 2013. Roadside message boards will be used to post the latest information. Unexpected weather or events may prolong or cause the work to be rescheduled. Caltrans urge motorists to use caution when driving in the area and to “Slow for the Cone Zone”.