LOOMIS – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) is alerting motorists that Interstate 80 will be closed in both directions in south Placer County during the overnight hours next week as crews raise the Brace Road Overcrossing.
Motorists can expect an eight-mile detour during the closure, scheduled to start at 11 p.m. Tuesday, January 27, and end at approximately 5 a.m. Wednesday. The interstate will be closed again from 11 p.m. Wednesday, January 28, until approximately 5 a.m. Thursday for the “Raise80” project, which is increasing the vertical clearance of nine freeway overcrossings on Interstate 80 in south Placer County.
The Brace Road Overcrossing in Placer County is the third structure to be lifted. The Brace Road overcrossing itself will also be closed from Sunday, January 25 through Monday, February 9. Weather or other unexpected events may prolong the work or cause construction activities to be rescheduled.
The nine overpass structures being raised on I-80 are between Magra Road and Loomis in Placer County. Six of the structures will have the bridge deck raised approximately two feet, and three of the structures will have the roadway below lowered to achieve the necessary clearance. When complete, all structures will meet today’s federal clearance standards for high-profile vehicles and national defense, eliminating the need for most high-profile vehicles to use local roads as detours.
Eastbound I-80 all traffic:
Take the Sierra College Boulevard off-ramp toward Sierra College Boulevard.
Take Sierra College Boulevard north toward Taylor Road.
Take Taylor Road northeast toward the I-80/Highway 193 interchange.
Head east on I-80 at the I-80/Highway 193 interchange.
Westbound I-80 all traffic:
Take the Taylor Road off-ramp toward Taylor Road.
Take Taylor Road southwest toward Sierra College Boulevard.
Take Sierra College Boulevard south toward the Sierra College Boulevard interchange.
Head west on I-80 at the Sierra College Boulevard interchange.
Raise80.com is the central source for information about construction details, alternate routes, detours, maps and project updates. Motorists can also sign up for project alerts on the website. Affected businesses are encouraged to visit the Open for Business page (raise80.com/open ) to gain free publicity during construction by submitting an offer/discount. Open for Business offers are being promoted on Raise80.com and on Raise80 social media: