Rocklin Requests Caltrans Move Night Demolition Work on the I-80/Hwy 65 Improvement Project to a Daytime Schedule
Caltrans, in coordination with the Placer County Transportation Planning Agency, is leading construction of phase one of a $50 million Interstate 80/Highway 65 Improvement Project with the goal of alleviating traffic congestion along the corridor.
Overnight demolition work of a concrete barrier on the northern section of the Hwy 65 viaduct near the City of Rocklin recently began, causing excessive construction noise and impacting surrounding residents.
The City of Rocklin has requested that night demolition work causing the disruption stop immediately, in favor of a daytime schedule. Caltrans has committed to making changes, but plans to continue night demolition work through Saturday night, Oct. 20, into the early morning of Sunday, Oct. 21.
Rocklin leaders understand the challenges of altering major construction plans in the midst of a project, but are requesting immediate changes to alleviate the undue impact of the noise on Rocklin residents. The City looks forward to continuing dialog with Caltrans and PCTPA as this important infrastructure projects continues.
For more information on the I-80/Hwy 65 Improvement project, visit 8065interchange.org or contact Gilbert Mohtes-Chan, Caltrans Public Information Officer at (530) 741-4571, or Luke McNeel-Caird, Placer County Transportation Planning Agency, at (530) 823-4033.