I-80 Access Limited at Northgate, Norwood

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The Northgate Boulevard loop on-ramp for eastbound Interstate 80 will be closed intermittently over the next month.

Beginning 10 p.m. Friday, Oct. 17 through midnight Wednesday, Nov. 19 the Northgate Boulevard loop on-ramp as well as the Norwood Avenue off-ramp for eastbound Interstate 80 will be temporarily closed, according to Caltrans officials.

The ramp closures are due to continued roadwork on the “Across the Top” project.

A contractor is scheduled to perform saw cutting, demolition, concrete repair and pavement work. Delays are expected and Caltrans advises motorists to plan for the additional travel time and/or using alternate routes. No two consecutive ramps will be shut down at one time, Caltrans officials said.

The estimated 32 day ramp closures are being scheduled to complete construction work before the Thanksgiving holiday and once completed will allow motorists access to a fourth eastbound lane on I-80.

The $133.3 million “Across the Top” project will construct about 10 miles of bus/carpool lanes in both directions, repave the highway from east of Sacramento River Bridge to Watt Avenue and add approximately one mile of new auxiliary lanes from West El Camino Avenue to the Interstate 80/Interstate 5 interchange.

The project received nearly $54 million in funding from Proposition 1B, a transportation bond approved by voters in 2006. To date, more than $17 billion in Proposition 1B funds have been put to work statewide for transportation purposes.

Bay Cities Inc. of Concord and C.C. Myers Inc. of Rancho Cordova are the primary contractors for this project. The anticipated completion date is spring 2016/

Motorists can sign up for email updates at 80AcrossTheTop.com or follow the project at twitter.com/80AcrossTheTop.


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