Caltrans closes I-80 ramps in North Sac

Caltrans is warning drivers that two freeway ramps on Interstate 80 in Natomas and north Sacramento will be closed for more than a month for construction starting Friday night at 10 p.m. The closures involve the Northgate Boulevard loop on-ramp and the Norwood Avenue off-ramp, both in the eastbound direction. They are not scheduled to reopen until Nov. 16.

Until then, Caltrans will set up some local loop-to-loop detours that will be marked with signs.

The work will allow Caltrans to open one more lane in the eastbound direction in hopes of easing the traffic congestion the area has seen since major lane reconfigurations were put in place this past summer. The work is part of a $133 million project, stretched over several years, to rebuild all lanes of the freeway for a 10-mile section, and add carpool lanes. Anticipated completion date has been set for spring 2016.

Caltrans has set up a website providing updates on the project at Drivers can sign up for email alerts at

Call The Bee’s Tony Bizjak, (916) 321-1059.