A section of Interstate 80 east of downtown Vacaville will be closed to traffic overnight Saturday to allow demolition of the Midway Road Bridge.
To ensure worker and public safety, a full highway closure will be in effect from late Saturday night until early Sunday morning, according to a California Department of Transportation news release. Traffic will be detoured around the site.
Westbound I-80 will be closed at Midway Road from 11 p.m. Saturday to 8 a.m. Sunday. Motorists will be taken off I-80 at Midway Road, then southbound on North Meridian Street and will re-enter westbound I-80 from North Meridian.
Eastbound I-80 will be closed at Midway Road from 12:01 a.m. to 8 a.m. Sunday. Eastbound motorists will have a short detour onto adjacent auxiliary lanes and back onto eastbound I-80. Detour signs will be posted, and the the California Highway Patrol will help direct drivers.
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Motorists are advised to allow extra travel time and to expect delays.
Caltrans closed the Midway Road Bridge over I-80 Wednesday morning in preparation for the demolition. A new bridge, built to the latest seismic safety standards, is scheduled for completion as early as spring 2018. During construction of the new bridge, the Meridian Road Bridge above I-80 will remain open and serve as a general detour, the news release said.