Interstate 80 detour near Colfax still on

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Nightly westbound Interstate 80 closures just east of Colfax will continue until late October. With the cost savings of the Gold Run III project, Caltrans has also announced it will be adding a new steel-reinforced concrete barrier to a curve just east of the town of Colfax. Passenger vehicles will be detoured at Secret Town Road. Buses, recreational vehicles and trucks will be detoured at Highway 20. Both detours will be patrolled by the California Highway Patrol. The nightly detours are necessary to facilitate work on the $70 million Gold Run III construction project to repair I-80 between Magra and Colfax. Work includes overlying the mainline with new asphalt concrete, replacing the median barrier and upgrading the drainage system. Motorists are being encouraged to call 1-877-362-8080 for recorded information or log onto for travel and other information. – Journal Staff Report