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COLFAX April 17, 2020 – Caltrans is announcing a new construction work schedule for the Interstate 80 Acceleration Lane project in Colfax beginning Monday, April 20.

Due to a reduction in traffic stemming from Governor Newsom’s shelter in place orders during the COVID-19 pandemic, construction crews will be permitted to work during daytime hours. Intermittent single-lane and I-80 westbound on-ramp closures now will be scheduled from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. The new work schedule is expected to remain in effect for the duration of shelter in place orders in California.

The $1.8 million project will extend the existing westbound Interstate 80 on-ramp from State Route 174 with a standard-length acceleration and merge lane. Project completion is still anticipated in late spring or summer 2020.

Weather or unexpected events may delay or prolong the work. Caltrans advises motorists to “Be Work Zone Alert.” The department will issue construction updates on Twitter @CaltransDist3 and on Facebook at CaltransDistrict3. For real-time traffic, click on Caltrans’ QuickMap quickmap.dot.ca.gov/ or download the QuickMap app from the App Store or Google Play.