Bridge demolition to close I-80 in Vacaville overnight Saturday

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.

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.

Cathy Locke: 916-321-5287, @lockecathy