Traffic delays expected on eastbound I-80 |

Traffic delays expected on eastbound I-80

SACRAMENTO — The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) is urging motorists to avoid using eastbound Interstate 80 between U.S. Highway 50 and Interstate 5 this weekend due to lane closures on I-80 east of the Sacramento River.

Caltrans will reduce eastbound I-80 traffic to one lane for 55 hours just east of the Sacramento River from 10 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday. The West El Camino off-ramp will be closed as well.

These lane and ramp closures are necessary in order to pave the eastbound No. 2 and No. 3 lanes just east of the Bryte Bend Bridge, according to a media release from Caltrans.

Motorists headed eastbound from the Davis area on I-80 toward North Sacramento or Placer County are encouraged to continue east on Highway 50 and use northbound I-5 to reconnect with I-80 in North Natomas. Eastbound traffic is expected to be very heavy from the Hwy 50/I-80 interchange to West El Camino.

Caltrans advises motorists to plan ahead for expected delays and increased travel time.

Additionally, the eastbound I-80 work zone speed limit continues to be 55 miles per hour from the Sacramento River to Watt Avenue. Motorists are reminded to “Be Work Zone Alert” and “Slow for the Cone Zone.” The California Highway Patrol will be onsite for enforcement.

Weather or other unexpected events may prolong the work or cause construction activities to be rescheduled.

Caltrans said it will continue to update the public on changing conditions through social media.

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