I-80/Hwy 65 Construction Updates (March 17)

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Below is the latest construction update provided by Caltrans on for Sunday, March 10, through Saturday, March 16, 2019

LONG-TERM PROJECTS

Interstate 80/State Route 65 Phase 1 (Placer County) Work continues on a $50 million project by Caltrans, the Placer County Transportation Planning Agency, the South Placer Regional Transportation Authority, County of Placer and the cities of Roseville, Rocklin and Lincoln for various interchange improvements, including construction of a third lane on northbound SR-65 from I-80 to Pleasant Grove Boulevard. Completion is expected in 2020.

March 17 through spring 2019

Antelope Creek Trail (Placer County) The trail between Antelope Creek Drive in Roseville and Springview Drive in Rocklin will be closed through spring 2019 due to construction on the northbound State Route 65 viaduct.

Antelope Creek Trail (Placer County) The trail between Antelope Creek Drive in Roseville and Springview Drive in Rocklin will be closed through spring 2019 due to construction on the northbound State Route 65 viaduct.

 

CONSTRUCTION NOTES:

  • Crews early Thursday morning completed pouring concrete for the final section of the new bridge deck that will serve as a third lane of the northbound Highway 65 viaduct. With the Taylor Road deck section now completed, crews now will turn their attention to minor concrete work, including pouring concrete for the barrier rail. The good news for motorists: No traffic lanes are expected to be closed because the mixer trucks will be able to drive on the new deck for the concrete pours.
  • Bird nesting season: What’s that loud screeching noise eminating from under the viaduct? What are those yellow “laterns” and strips of silver tape hanging from the wooden temporary support structure? These are sure signs that the bird nesting season is upon us – a time period that stretches from now through September. Caltrans takes proactive steps to protect our birds while keeping our construction work progressing. Loud construction activity could prompt parent birds to leave the nest and never return, abandoning the hatchling. That’s why Caltrans has taken steps to keep birds from establishing nests in our temporary support structures, or falsework. To accomplish that, the contractor – working with a Caltrans biologist – has hung bright yellow ballons with big eyes and stripes of silver tape under the falsework. At the same time, loud recorded predatory bird sounds are broadcast intermittently during the daytime hours. The sounds are designed to scare away birds looking to establish nests under the structure. Photocell senors turn on the broadcast system at sunrise and turn it off at sunset.
  • The sidewalk on the north side of the Galleria Boulevard/Stanford Ranch Road overcrossing is closed for construction through July.

LOOKING AHEAD:

  • Construction activity on the northbound Highway 65 roadway widening and freeway ramp improvements are scheduled to resume at the end of March. At that time, crews will start moving k-rail and doing drainage around the freeway ramps.
  • The removal of the temporary support structure, or falsework, used to support the concrete work for the new bridge deck is expected to start in early April and continue through June. The work will take place during the daytime hours. Local residents may hear loud construction noise as crew disassemble the structure.
  • The contractor anticipates closing the northbound Highway 65 exit to Stanford Ranch Road and Galleria Boulevard for three days sometime in late April. The extended closure, which would start on a Sunday night and end early Wednesday morning, will allow crews to work uninterrupted along the ramp and roadway and complete that portion of project faster. More details will be provided as soon as the work schedule is firmed up this spring.

The Caltrans District Traffic Management Branch has reviewed each project and determined that individual project delays are expected to be less than the statewide policy maximum of 30 minutes, unless noted otherwise above. Lanes are numbered from the center divide (#1) to the shoulder (#2, 3, 4, etc.).

Unexpected schedule changes may occur. For current information on roadwork, delays, road conditions and emergency closures, call the voice-activated Caltrans Highway Information Network (CHIN) at 1-800-427-7623 (ROAD) or visit Caltrans’ “QuickMap” website at: http://quickmap.dot.ca.gov/