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The Newcastle Union Pacific Railroad trestle requires that the westbound lanes of Interstate 80 be lowered by excavating the roadway in order to achieve the federally-required vertical clearance of 16 feet, 6 inches. Construction will begin at 7:00 a.m. on Monday, May 9 and continue through 5 p.m. Thursday May 26. One lane of westbound Interstate 80 will be closed beginning with the # 3 (right) lane and will alternate with lanes #2 and #1 being closed as work progresses.

The westbound I-80 exit to Newcastle will also be closed during the construction. Motorists are advised to use the Highway 193 exit to access Newcastle from westbound I-80.  The Newcastle Road overcrossing and the on-ramp from Newcastle to westbound I-80 will remain open throughout construction.

SIGNIFICANT TRAFFIC DELAYS EXPECTED – ESPECIALLY WEEKENDS – 45 MINUTES TO 2 HOURS. PLAN YOUR TRAVEL ACCORDINGLY.

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