I-80 to close overnight in South Placer for bridge work

Interstate 80 in Loomis will close the next two nights so that crews can perform construction work on a highway bridge.

Motorists can expect an 8-mile detour as a result of the closing of the freeway in both directions. The closures are scheduled to start at 11 p.m. and end at 5 a.m. both nights.

The work is part of the Raise80 project, which is increasing the clearance under 9 freeway bridges on I-80 in Placer County. The Horseshoe Bar Road Overcrossing in Loomis is the fifth structure to be altered, according to Caltrans.

Six of the overpass structures will have the bridge deck raised about two feet, and the other three will have the roadway lowered. The resulting additional clearance will meet modern federal clearance standards for tall trucks, eliminating the need for high-profile vehicles to use local roads as detours.

Call The Bee’s Bill Lindelof, (916) 321-1079.