Caltrans Work Continues through Feather River Canyon


Caltrans reminds you that work continues west of Belden through the Feather River canyon from the debris flows that washed out the roadway last month. Crews are continuing to remove material that washed out from Murphy and Opapee Creeks. You can still continue to expect 24/7 traffic control in the area, with up to 30-minute delays, Monday through Saturday during daytime hours. Delays of 10-15 minutes can be expected during overnight hours and on Sundays. Slope, roadways, and drainage work will also continue in the area.

I-80 road construction may impact the remainder of your summer travel plans. Caltrans will start paving work on the Interstate 80 off- and on-ramps at Drum Forebay. You will run into overnight closures of the mainline at the Baxter Overcrossing in Placer County. That starts on the 1st of August. 

Ramps are expected to remain open for local use, and you may experience intermittent traffic control and short closures for construction activities. Following initial grinding work, you should expect slight concrete grade differences and a coarse roadway texture prior to final paving work.

Plan around full nightly interstate closures between 8 p.m. and 8 a.m. beginning Monday, August 8 through Thursday, August 11 for placement of new concrete girders for the Baxter Overcrossing. During girder installation, all passenger and commercial vehicles will be detoured off the highway at the off-ramps and back on via the on-ramps. You can also plan on slight travel delays through the area.