February 23, 2015

Gilardi Road Overcrossing 

Reopens Temporarily 
FEBRUARY 23 - 28 


The Gilardi Road Overcrossing was closed to traffic from February 16 through February 23 for waterline work, but has now reopened temporarily. Crews finished installation of waterline valves on both sides of the bridge on February 23.

The overcrossing is now open to traffic temporarily with one-way traffic controls from Monday, February 23 through Saturday, February 28, but will close again on March 1 at noon for the lift. 


 Gilardi Road Overcrossing Lift Dates

Construction crews will close the Gilardi Road Overcrossing again on Sunday, March 1, 2015 to begin preparing the structure for the lift. The overcrossing is tentatively scheduled to reopen on Sunday, March 15, 2015 at 6:00 PM.


Interstate 80 at Gilardi Road in Newcastle is tentatively scheduled to be closed to all traffic overnight for six hours oMarch 3 and March 4 from 11:00 PM to 5 AM for the lifting process. An 8-mile detour will be in effect. 

During the lift process, all I-80 traffic will be detoured through Sierra College Boulevard and Taylor Road.


Lift and closure dates are subject to change. Please continue to check the Raise80.com website for construction schedule.

Miscellaneous Structure Work

Motorists can expect one-way traffic control from 6 AM to 5 PM Monday through Friday on the Brace, Horseshoe Bar, King, Penryn, Gilardi and Magra overcrossings for miscellaneous structure work.


Interstate 80 is Open for Business During Construction
Caltrans welcomes businesses to advertise special offers on the Raise80 project website: www.RAISE80.com/open 


Let local residents and visitors know your business is open. Submit your "Open for Business Special" by downloading and filling-out the open for business form. Download the form! 


Follow us on social media and we'll mention your business on our Facebook and Twitter newsfeeds.

Connect. Promote.
Connect with the #Raise80 campaign on Facebook and Twitter! "Like" and "Follow" the #Raise80 campaign with your business' Facebook page and Twitter account, and the campaign will provide an @mention to promote your business and specials in a news-feed update and tweet. 


Following are links to the Facebook Page and Twitter accounts.



Be Work Zone Alert
We remind drivers to slow their speed in the work zone. Workers are working within inches of live traffic. Traffic is unpredictable and sudden slowing or stopping may occur. Please do not peer into work zones as this can cause collisions if drivers are not paying attention to their driving. 
About the Vertical Clearance "Raise80" Project
This project will increase the vertical clearance of nine overpasses on I-80 between Magra and Loomis. Six of the structures will have the bridge deck raised and the remaining three structures will have the roadway below lowered to achieve the necessary clearance. When complete, all structures will meet today's federal clearance standards for high profile vehicles and national defense.

Please visit www.RAISE80.com for more details and detour maps. 



Liza Whitmore

Caltrans District 3 Public Information Office


530-634-7640 - office

530-701-5209 - cell

Caltrans District 3
c/o Liza Whitmore
703 B Street
Marysville, CA 95901