FAIRFIELD — Westbound Interstate 80 near the Interstates 80 and 680 interchange will be four lanes instead of five lanes for the next year.
The state Department of Transportation made the change Sunday night between the Interstate 680 connector and Green Valley Road overcrossing. The configuration will allow crews to work behind concrete safety barriers on the first phase of the Interstates 80 and 680 interchange project.
This first phase involves building a replacement Green Valley Road overcrossing and improving the westbound I-80 exit lanes onto Highway 12 through Jameson Canyon.
The temporary I-80 lane configuration will be in place until the first phase of the project gets completed in fall 2015. Motorists should expect delays, allow extra travel time and watch for crews at work, a Caltrans press release said.
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