Interstate 80 Truck Climbing Lane


DESCRIPTION

Construct truck climbing lane and related improvements on eastbound I-80 near Colfax from Long Ravine Underpass to Alpine Overcrossing.
-Construction of a 3-mile truck climbing lane with standard 10 foot inside and outside shoulders
-Widening and replacement of Cape Horn Undercrossing
-Construction of an 1100 foot retaining wall separating Magra Road from I-80
-Extension of culverts and upgrade of drainage facilities
-Relocation of metal beam guard railing and construction of safety shaped barriers

PROJECT BENEFITS

Trucks slow down on the steep grades reducing the capacity of this section of freeway. By constructing a 3-mile truck climbing lane and widening shoulders to current standards, the capacity and safety of the movement of people and goods on this section of the freeway on eastbound I-80 will be greatly improved.

FUNDING BREAKDOWN

Local - N/A
State - N/A
Federal - $50.6 million
Estimated Total Project Cost - $50.6 million

PROJECT SCHEDULE

Environmental Document Completed -- 4/23/14
Right of Way Acquisition Completed -- 6/12/15
Design Completed -- 06/18/2015
Advertise -- 9/28/15
Begin Construction -- June 2016
Expected Completion -- December 2018

PARTNERSHIP

Federal Highway Administration

PROJECT CONTACT

Sutha Suthahar, Project Manager
Phone: (530) 741-5408
Email: sutha.suthahar@dot.ca.gov

Liza Whitmore, Public Information Officer
Phone: (530) 634-7640
Email: liza.whitmore@dot.ca.gov

Initial Study with Proposed Mitigated Negative Declaration

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Contact Information

General Information:

Phone: (530) 741-4572
Fax: (530) 741-4111

Physical Address:

California Department of Transportation
District 3
703 B Street
Marysville, CA 95901

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