Carlin Tunnels Project Detours
Your ability to get where you need to go on Interstate 80 is
important. NDOT provides the following information to help you during
construction of the Carlin Tunnels Project.
Live Project Traffic Cameras
General Project Detour Information
Lane closures and
detours are in place on Interstate 80 through the Carlin Canyon area.
Westbound traffic is being detoured to the adjacent old highway U.S. 40,
bypassing the under-construction tunnel area. Eastbound traffic will continue
to travel through the eastbound tunnel that was upgraded last year. There is
a short section of two way traffic on the east side of the tunnels, but
westbound traffic is being moved over to the eastbound lanes. The detour is
expected to add less than five minutes of travel time for each trip through
the construction zone, with posted speed limits reduced to 55 miles per hour
through most of the detour. There is a reduction to 35 miles per hour on two
corners in bypass. Signage and traffic control devices are directing motorist
throught the construction area.
Construction Bicycle Access
During construction, bicycle traffic will be escorted through the
project site. The traffic control supervisor will post signage on each end
of the project to help cyclists navigate through the construction area
safely. Depending on construction work being conducted at the time, the
contractor may also shuttle bicyclers through the project in vehicles.