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Raise80 Project Construction is scheduled from September 2014 through 2016

Below are the detour maps and tentative schedules for each of the 9 overcrossings. These dates are subject to change. Please continue to check back as we get closer to the dates listed.

All overcrossings will have miscellaneous structural work before and after their scheduled lift date throughout the construction season. Please see the detailed information at each structure listed below.

Progress is being made on the remaining structural work. It is anticipated that the overcrossings, final paving, and striping over the overcrossing will be completed and concrete barriers lifted in June 2016. Paving operations are dependent on weather.

Motorists can expect occasional one-way traffic control from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday on the Brace, Horseshoe Bar, King, Penryn, Gilardi and Magra overcrossings for bridge work.

Map of all the structures on one map along Interstate 80. (click to enlarge)

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CURRENT CONSTRUCTION

Newcastle Union Pacific Railroad

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.

Updates and project information will continue to be posted to this website.

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

COMPLETION UPDATES

Newcastle Road Overcrossing

The Newcastle Road Overcrossing reopened one day ahead of schedule on April 13, 2016.
The lift process was completed one night ahead of schedule on March 31, 2016.

Next phase started in April, 2016:

  • Demo bridge barrier
  • Replace sidewalk
  • Update concrete bridge barriers, bridge barrier fence and metal beam guardrail at the approaches to the bridge
  • Drainage, permanent striping and signage

 

Brace Road Overcrossing
The Brace Overcrossing reopened ahead of schedule on Friday, February 6, 2015 at 4 PM.
The lift process was completed on January 29, 2015.

Next phase started in September 2015:

  • Demo bridge barriers – COMPLETE
  • Replace sidewalk – COMPLETE
  • Concrete Barrier and metal beam guardrail on I-80 at the bridge columns – COMPLETE
  • Update concrete bridge barriers, bridge barrier fence and metal beam guardrail at the approaches to the bridge
  • Erosion control
  • Drainage, permanent striping and signage

 

Gilardi Road Overcrossing
The Gilardi Road Overcrossing lift process was completed on Thursday, March 5, 2015.Next phase started in August 2015:

  • Demo bridge barrier – COMPLETE
  • Replace sidewalk – COMPLETE
  • Update concrete bridge barriers, bridge barrier fence and metal beam guardrail at the approaches to the bridge
  • Drainage, permanent striping and signage

 

Horseshoe Bar Road Overcrossing
The lift process was completed in one night, ahead of schedule at 4AM on Wednesday, April 22, 2015. The overcrossing was raised 18″ to achieve federal clearance requirements.

Next phase started in September 2015:

  • Demo bridge barrier – COMPLETE
  • Replace sidewalk – COMPLETE
  • Update concrete bridge barriers, bridge barrier fence and metal beam guardrail at the approaches to the bridge
  • Drainage, permanent striping and signage

 

King Road Overcrossing
The King Road Overcrossing reopened one week ahead of schedule on June 12, 2015 at 5 p.m.
The lift process was completed one night ahead of schedule on June 3, 2015.

Next phase started in September 2015:

  • Demo bridge barrier – COMPLETE
  • Replace sidewalk – COMPLETE
  • Update concrete bridge barriers, bridge barrier fence and metal beam guardrail at the approaches to the bridge
  • Drainage, permanent striping and signage

 

Magra Road Overcrossing
The Magra Road Overcrossing lift process was completed on September 25, 2014.

Next phase started in September 2015:

  • Demo bridge barrier – COMPLETE
  • Replace sidewalk – COMPLETE
  • Update concrete bridge barriers, bridge barrier fence and metal beam guardrail at the approaches to the bridge – COMPLETE
  • Drainage, permanent striping and signage

 

Weimar Cross Road Overcrossing
Crews reopened eastbound I-80 under the Weimar Cross Road Overcrossing one day ahead of schedule on May 21, 2015. Final overlay of rubberized open-graded hot mix asphalt was completed in October 2015. Occasional construction may occur for paving.

Penryn Road Overcrossing
The Penryn Road Overcrossing lift process was completed on November 14, 2014.

Next phase started in August 2015:

  • Demo bridge barriers – COMPLETE
  • Replace sidewalk – COMPLETE
  • Update concrete bridge barriers, bridge barrier fence and metal beam guardrail at the approaches to the bridge
  • Erosion control
  • Drainage, permanent striping and signage