Overnight lane closures planned for I-80 stretch

Published: Sunday, Mar. 31, 2013 - 12:00 am | Page 2B
Last Modified: Sunday, Mar. 31, 2013 - 6:54 am

The far left lanes of eastbound and westbound Interstate 80 between Dixon and Vacaville will be closed to traffic late Monday to early Tuesday as the California Department of Transportation prepares for a major paving project.

The closure will allow crews to trim oleanders inside the median, according to a Caltrans news release.

To ensure safety for workers and the public, the far left lane of westbound I-80 between Curry Road in Dixon and Midway Road in Vacaville will be closed from 7 p.m. Monday to 5 a.m. Tuesday.

The far left eastbound lane will be closed from 10 p.m. Monday to 6 a.m. Tuesday. Motorists are advised to allow extra time.

The median work is in preparation for the I-80 Vacaville-Dixon rehabilitation project that is scheduled to start in mid-April and be completed in 2014. As part of the project, Caltrans will pave and rehabilitate about eight miles of westbound and eastbound I-80 between Vacaville and Dixon. It will include ramp and shoulder reconstruction along the busy I-80 corridor in northern Solano County.

Officials said the project will complete the final leg of the Pave 80 Project, which involved paving I-80 from the Bay Area to the Nevada-California state line.

Call The Bee's Cathy Locke, (916) 321-5287.

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