(FOX40.COM) — Caltrans construction crews will be closing multiple ramps along I-80 in Placer County as part of a $1 million project to prevent wrong-way drivers on the highway.

Construction will begin on Sunday and last until Thursday, Caltrans said. Work will be done from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m.
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The off-ramps scheduled for closure are:

  • Eastbound I-80 at Atlantic Street/Taylor Road, Sierra College Boulevard, and Applegate Road.
  • Westbound I-80 at South Auburn Street, Applegate Road, State Route 49, and Sierra College Boulevard.

The agency added that message signs will be in place along I-80 to alert drivers of the closures and the available detours.

“The work is part of Caltrans’ campaign to expand and upgrade roadway countermeasures to combat wrong-way drivers,” a press release from Caltrans read.

A total of 53 off-ramps along I-80 between Roseville and Colfax will receive these improvements. Central Striping Service is the prime contractor for the project, which is expected to be completed during fall 2023.