Traffic on Interstate 80 is lighter these days. But as we look toward the future, more people will inevitably travel by car to work and other non-work destinations.

Needless to say, traffic will pick up again. Thankfully, Roseville is getting ready.

Caltrans will expand I-80 at the westbound on-ramp onto Atlantic Street, a gateway to some of the city’s most popular retail, shopping, and dining plazas.

Work on the $12 million project begins in early March for major construction to widen the on-ramp, expanding the width of the single lane to three. An existing bridge will also be replaced to make way for the project.

As a result, motorists and their passengers can expect less backups not only off the highway but to nearby streets and intersections. This stress-reducing project is expected to be completed next year.

Portions of Miner’s Ravine Trail will be closed from time to time and detours will go into effect. Drivers and bicyclists can get real-time updates of road conditions by visiting or by downloading the Caltrans app.

Funding for the project comes from the State Highway Operation and Protection Program.

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