After announcing Thursday that the I80 project between Auburn and the Nevada State line was complete, Caltrans is announcing a detour that goes into effect Sunday.
Eastbound Interstate 80 is subject to detour at Rainbow Road for emergency culvert work.
Caltrans is alerting motorists to expect a full detour of eastbound Interstate 80 (I-80) at Rainbow Road from 5 p.m. Sunday, October 6 through 10 a.m. Friday, October 11th. A contractor is scheduled to replace a failing culvert. Caltrans Spokesperson Rochelle Jenkins says the replacement is necessary to prevent a sinkhole from forming in the area.
All motorists will be directed off eastbound I-80 at the Rainbow Road off-ramp and immediately back to the interstate via the Rainbow Road on-ramp. Delays of up to 15 minutes can be expected.
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Jenkins says unexpected weather or other events may prolong or cause the work to be rescheduled.