Caltrans has completed the grinding and paving work on Interstate 80 from Sierra College Boulevard in Rocklin to the Rock Springs Undercrossing in Penryn.
The $8.5 million project was supported with $975,000 in funding from Senate Bill 1 (SB 1), the Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017. The 4.4-mile segment of I-80 was ground down and resurfaced with a Rubberized Hot-Mix Asphalt (RHMA) overlay. The material enhances the durability of California’s highways, especially in highly traveled areas, and delivers a smoother ride for motorists.
“As a federally designated primary highway freight system for the transport of commercial goods, this section of Interstate 80 sees around 8,500 trucks per day and 100,000 passenger vehicles,” said Caltrans District 3 Director Amarjeet S. Benipal. “Projects like these are critical to extend the lifespan of state highway infrastructure and keep all Californians moving.”
Additional upgrades to I-80 include shoulder rumble strips and 6-inch thermoplastic striping for better visibility and motorist awareness during poor weather conditions. Caltrans also upgraded electrical facilities at seven locations along I-80. Automatic Vehicle Classification Systems deliver real-time traffic information to assist Caltrans in providing travel times for motorists and developing future projects for the benefit of motorists.
Teichert Construction of Sacramento was the contractor for the project, which was completed on schedule.
“Teichert Construction utilized the Earthbind product on a grind and overlay project on HWY 80 through Loomis, CA. The quick break time allowed for production rates with the grinders to be maintained considering the project was 4 miles long and the specs only allowed for a 2-mile closure. The Earthbind product gave us the opportunity to grind a full 4-mile lane in a single shift. Had we beeen using a conventional tack oil, the production of our grinders would have been severely constrained by the additional time waiting for the oil to break. With the Earthbind product, we received a minimal number of claims due to rock damage to cars, and zero claims due to oil damage on cars.”
– Kyle Deller, Teichert Project Manager
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