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Detours in effect on westbound I-80 today

Caltrans doing maintenance near Colfax
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Westbound Interstate 80 traffic will be subject to detour from 5:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 17, for combined maintenance operations advises Caltrans. All passenger vehicles will be detoured at Secret Town Road and directed west on Rollins Lake Road to Highway 174. The detour continues south on Highway 174 to I-80 westbound at Colfax. All commercial vehicles will be directed west on Highway 20 at Emigrant Gap to Highway 49 in Nevada City. The detour will continue south on Highway 49 to Bell Road in Auburn. Bell Road will return motorists to I-80 westbound. “There are going to be quite a few CHP units assisting with the traffic flow,” said Officer L. Monday at the CHP Gold Run office. Caltrans maintenance crews will perform a variety of maintenance work on a narrow section of I-80 known as the “three-mile grade.” Detouring traffic during the combined maintenance operation is required to maintain the safety of motorist and Caltrans staff. Roadside message boards will be used to post the latest information. Unexpected weather or events may prolong or cause the work to be rescheduled. Caltrans and the California Highway Patrol urge motorists to use caution when driving through the detour and to reduce their speeds on the detours and remind motorists to “Slow for the Cone Zone.”