Transportation

Ramp closures for Caltrans’ big Interstate 80 project in north Sacramento

Caltrans work crews will close the Norwood Avenue on-ramp to eastbound Interstate 80 in north Sacramento for construction work for three weeks this month, starting at 5 a.m. Monday. The closure will allow crews to pour concrete pavement at the ramp as part of the ongoing $133-million “Across the Top” rebuild of 10 miles of the freeway.

The project, the biggest and longest in the region, is expected to include more closures in the Natomas and north Sacramento sections of the freeway in the next year. The project involves adding carpool lanes and ramp-extension lanes, and rebuilding the existing lanes of the freeway between West El Camino Avenue and Longview Drive. The project is expected to be completed in 2016.

Caltrans officials are requesting drivers to slow down and drive cautiously through the 10-mile work zone. The site has had an increase in crashes in recent months since officials reconfigured the eastbound lanes.

For additional information including detours go to www.80AcrossTheTop.com .

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

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