Traffic-interfering work limited for “Hot August Nights” events

Sierra Nevada– The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) announces that most traffic-interfering work will be limited on Interstate 80 (I-80) and U.S. Highway 50 August 3 through August 13 to avoid delays during the “Hot August Night” events in Reno/Sparks, NV and South Lake Tahoe, CA.

Caltrans recommends that drivers avoid traveling between 2:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. on Fridays and 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. Sundays and Mondays. Motorists are also encouraged to arrive early at their destination and extend their stay, if possible, to avoid traffic delays.

On I-80 from Emigrant Gap to Rainbow, motorists will encounter two 11-foot lanes in each direction. Motorists should be aware that this construction zone has a maximum speed of 55 miles per hour and is posted as a “no passing zone”. Due to the anticipated traffic volumes, the California Highway Patrol will increase enforcement in the construction zone.

For more information regarding construction in the Sierra region, or to obtain real-time traffic updates, please visit Caltrans also recommends using caution and “Slow for the Cone Zone” in this area and all roadway construction zones.