Interstate 80 in California

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Interstate 80 marker

Interstate 80
I-80 highlighted in red
Route information
Defined by Streets and Highways Code § 380
Maintained by Caltrans
Length 205.07 mi[3] (330.03 km)
Existed July 1, 1964[1]–present
Restrictions No flammable tank vehicles or explosives on the Bay Bridge[2]
Major junctions
West end US 101 in San Francisco
East end I‑80 at Nevada state line
Counties San Francisco, Alameda, Contra Costa, Solano, Napa, Yolo, Sacramento, Placer, Nevada, Sierra
Highway system
SR 79 US 80

Interstate 80 (I-80) is a major east–west route of the Interstate Highway System, running between the U.S. states of California and New Jersey. The highway has its western terminus in San Francisco. From there it heads east across the Bay Bridge to Oakland, where it turns north and crosses the Carquinez Bridge before turning back northeast through the Sacramento Valley. I-80 then traverses the Sierra Nevada, cresting at Donner Summit, before crossing into the state of Nevada within the Truckee River Canyon. The speed limit is at most 65 miles per hour (105 km/h) along the entire route instead of the state's maximum of 70 mph (110 km/h) and most of the route is in either urban areas or mountainous terrain. I-80 has portions designated as the Eastshore Freeway and Alan S. Hart Freeway.

Throughout California, I-80 was built along the corridor of U.S. Route 40 (US 40), eventually replacing this designation entirely. The prior US 40 corridor itself was built along several historic corridors in California, notably the California Trail and Lincoln Highway. The route has changed from the original plans in San Francisco due to freeway revolts canceling segments of the originally planned alignment. Similarly in Sacramento, the freeway was re-routed around the city after plans to upgrade the original grandfathered route through the city to Interstate highway standards were cancelled.

Route description

I-80 is recognized as the Dwight D. Eisenhower Highway in the western United States and a Blue Star Memorial Highway for its entire length. In California, it follows the original corridor of the Lincoln Highway from Sacramento to Reno (with minor deviations near Donner Summit). I-80 is part of the California Freeway and Expressway System,[4] and is part of the National Highway System,[5] a network of highways that are considered essential to the country's economy, defense, and mobility by the Federal Highway Administration.[6] I-80 is also known as the Dutch Flat and Donner Lake Wagon Road from Emigrant Gap to Donner Lake.[7]

San Francisco Bay Area

The western terminus of Interstate 80 in San Francisco, viewed from northbound US 101. Legally, however, the actual Interstate designation may actually begin 1.20 mi (1.93 km) beyond this location.

According to the California State Highway system, I-80 begins at its intersection with U.S. Route 101 in San Francisco. However, the San Francisco Skyway (officially known to Caltrans as the Bayshore Viaduct), the elevated freeway that runs from this junction of the James Lick Freeway and the Central Freeway to the Western Approach of the San Francisco–Oakland Bay Bridge at 4th Street, may not be officially part of the Interstate Highway System, although it is consistently shown as I-80 on most maps of San Francisco. The Interstate designation is interpreted by some to actually beginning on the Bay Bridge approach itself, at the location of the Fremont Street off-ramp (previously known as the Terminal Separator Structure (TSS) that once connected it to the Embarcadero Freeway). Thus, the first 1.20 miles (1.93 km) of the signed Interstate may not be officially an actual Interstate, and is secretly defined as State Route 80.[8][9]

Eastshore Freeway

The Eastshore Freeway is a segment of Interstates 80 and 580 along the northeast shoreline of San Francisco Bay in northern California. It begins at the Carquinez Bridge and ends at the MacArthur Maze interchange just east of the eastern end of the San Francisco–Oakland Bay Bridge. Interstate 580 joins the Eastshore Freeway at an interchange known locally as the "Hoffman Split" in Albany. The section of the Eastshore Freeway between the MacArthur Maze and the 580 (Hoffman) split between Albany is a wrong-way concurrency where the northbound direction is signed as I-80 East and I-580 West, while the southbound direction is signed as westbound I-80 and eastbound I-580. This segment suffers from severe traffic congestion during rush hour due to the merger of three freeways (I-80, I-580, and I-880) at the MacArthur Maze.

Eastshore Freeway in Berkeley

The Eastshore Freeway was created in the mid 1950s[10] (construction commenced in 1954, last segment completed May 10, 1960[11]) by re-engineering the Eastshore Highway, a thoroughfare constructed in the 1930s (1934–37) as one of the approaches to the Bay Bridge and designated as part of U.S. Route 40.[12] The Eastshore Highway began in El Cerrito at an intersection with San Pablo Avenue at Hill Street between Potrero Avenue and Cutting Blvd., adjacent to the location today of the El Cerrito Del Norte station of BART. It was not a freeway in that access was at intersections with adjoining streets rather than by ramps. The Eastshore Highway ran from El Cerrito to the Bay Bridge along the same routing as today's freeway, although it was much narrower. A causeway was constructed for this purpose by filling in part of the mudflats along the bayshore. In the stretch from University to Ashby Avenues in Berkeley, this resulted in the creation of an artificial lagoon which was developed by the Works Progress Administration in the late 1930s as "Aquatic Park".

The frontage road along the east side of today's Eastshore Freeway between Buchanan Street in Albany and Hearst Avenue in Berkeley retains the name "Eastshore Highway". The terminal segment of the old Eastshore Highway in El Cerrito between Potrero and San Pablo Avenues is today named "Eastshore Boulevard".

Originally, the name "Eastshore Freeway" was also applied to what is today known as the "Nimitz Freeway" (I-880) upon its construction in 1947. This freeway was dedicated in 1958 to Admiral Nimitz, and so for a few years in the 1950s prior, the Eastshore Freeway stretched the entire length of the east shore of San Francisco Bay. Until the late 1960s, the Eastshore Freeway was also designated as part of State Route 17 (SR 17) together with the Nimitz Freeway.[13]

Central Valley

Bats flying from under the Interstate 80 elevated causeway in Yolo County, California.

This section of I-80 has a top speed of 65 mph (105 km/h), unlike California's top speed limit of 70 mph (110 km/h), common in rural freeways.[14] I-80 is a six- to eight-lane freeway with carpool lanes in Fairfield from exit 39A (Red Top Road) to exit 47 (Air Base Parkway).[15]

I-80 has changed routing in the Sacramento area. Currently, the freeway runs on a northern bypass of the city, the Beltline Freeway, that was originally designated I-880. The I-80 routing alignment was moved from a route through Sacramento, now U.S. Route 50 and I-80 Business, after the proposed I-80 replacement of the North Sacramento Freeway was canceled. The Beltline Freeway runs northeast from the junction of I-80 and U.S. Route 50 in West Sacramento across I-5 to its junction northeast of Sacramento with I-80 Business (which is SR 51). SR 244 heads east as a short freeway spur from that interchange.

Sierra Nevada

Crossing the Sierra Nevada, I-80 regularly gets snow at higher elevations from fall to spring. Caltrans sometimes requires vehicles to use snow tires, snow chains or other traction devices in the mountains during and after snowstorms.[16] Checkpoints are often set up to enforce chain restrictions on vehicles bound for icy or snowy areas. When chain restrictions are in effect vehicles must have chains on the driving wheels, except 4WD vehicles with snow tires.[17] Additionally, during the winter season, trucks are required to carry chains whether or not controls are in force.

I-80 crosses the Sierra Nevada crest at Donner Summit (also known as Euer Saddle) at an elevation of 7,239 feet (2,206 m) westbound and 7,227 feet (2,203 m) eastbound. The Donner Summit Rest Area is located at this point.[18][19] The summit is located in Nevada County, California. The pass is generally open year-round; it is plowed in winter, but may temporarily close during the worst snowstorms. The older, original US 40/Lincoln Highway route over Donner Pass is about two miles (3 km) to the south. This highway was replaced as the official trans-Sierra route by I-80 in 1964. Although the current Donner Pass is lower, Euer Saddle was chosen for the interstate because of more gradual approaches that aided construction to Interstate Highway standards, which do not allow the sharp curves used by the Donner Pass Road. The grade is 3-6% for 30 miles.[20]


Historic routing

A sign in California recognizing an old alignment of US 40

U.S. Route 40
Location San Francisco–Nevada state line
Existed 1926–1964

In California, I-80 was built along the corridor of, and eventually replaced, U.S. Route 40. The US 40 designation was eliminated in the state as part of the 1964 state highway renumbering. US 40 was one of the original California routes designed in 1926, although its western terminus was in Oakland, California with US 101E (then SR 17, then I-5W, now I-580/I-880) prior to the San Francisco–Oakland Bay Bridge construction in 1934. An auto ferry ran from Berkeley to San Francisco, signed at the ferry landings for U.S. 40. After the Bay Bridge's construction, US 40, along with US 50, were extended along the bridge to connect with US 101.[21] The auto ferry service was then discontinued.

US 40 and US 50 ran concurrently along the Bay Bridge and the routes split on what is the present day MacArthur Maze in Oakland, California. US 50 continued southwest on present-day I-580 to Stockton and US 40 closely followed the route of present-day I-80. When reaching Sacramento, California, US 40 and US 50 rejoined once again, US 50 running concurrently with former US 99 from Stockton to Sacramento. US 40 then again split with US 50 in Downtown Sacramento and closely followed the route of present-day Business I-80, which was I-80 from 1957 to 1981, when I-80 was realigned along former I-880, routing along what was then the outskirts of Sacramento. US 40 then closely followed I-80 through the Sierra Nevada Range into Nevada.

A portion of old US 40 near Donner Lake is still fully intact and is an alternate route of I-80.[22] It begins near Soda Springs and ends at Truckee, California. At one point, it travels right by Donner Lake, unlike I-80, which ascends higher in the Sierra Nevada Range north of historic US 40.


Original routing in San Francisco

The Panhandle Freeway was in the 1948 SF Freeways plan.

When I-80 was first approved, it was to begin at planned I-280 (SR 1) in Golden Gate Park, head east on the never-built Panhandle Freeway, then run south and southeast on the Central Freeway (US 101) to the San Francisco Skyway. The Panhandle Freeway was to be routed through Hayes Valley, passing through Golden Gate Park and terminating at proposed I-280, now SR 1.[23] In 1964, community oppositions forced CalTrans to abandon the Panhandle Freeway project. A January 1968 amendment moved I-280 to its present alignment, degraded Interstate 480, to a state highway, and truncated the origin point of I-80 to the Embarcadero Freeway (then I-280, formerly I-480).[24] Prior to that truncation, I-80 had been defined as from "Route 280 in San Francisco to the Nevada state line near Verdi, Nevada, passing near Division Street in San Francisco, passing near Oakland, via Albany, via Sacramento, passing near North Sacramento, passing near Roseville, via Auburn, via Emigrant Gap, via Truckee and via the Truckee River Canyon," and certain maps had been shown of I-80 running concurrently with US 101 to Fell Street.[25] These changes were made on the state level later that year, but Route 80 was only truncated to US 101. (The Central Freeway remained part of US 101, and the Panhandle Freeway became State Route 241. The Panhandle Freeway was later cancelled in the wake of the Freeway Revolts, and the State Route 241 designation has since been reassigned to an unrelated stretch of highway in Orange County) The San Francisco Skyway, which had already been signed as part of I-80, has remained a de facto section of I-80 to the present day and remains listed as part of the Interstate in California.

In 2000, the San Francisco Chronicle published an article about the proposed construction of a new freeway through San Francisco. According to the article, the suggested 19th Avenue tunnel would run five miles (8.0 km), from Junipero Serra Boulevard through Golden Gate Park and up to Lake Street, with exits at Brotherhood Avenue, Ocean Avenue, Quintara Street, Lincoln Way, and Geary Boulevard.[26] The Van Ness tunnel would run almost two miles (3.2 km), from about Fell Street to Lombard Street, with exits at Broadway and Geary Boulevard. Along Oak and Fell, the planners suggested an underground road running more than half a mile (0.8 km) from Laguna to Divisadero streets. However, the roads would violate the long-standing general plan for San Francisco, which calls for no new highway capacity. On March 2015, this proposed route was adopted by the CTC.[25][not in citation given]


Prior to the construction of I-80, the US 40 corridor had frequent car accidents. Reasons for this was of the many traffic lights and out-of-nowhere stop signs. Specifically, five intersections were listed with a high accident rate when CalTrans claimed that the construction of the I-80 freeway would reduce the accidents. According to a study done on I-80 in Vallejo from 1955 and 1956, prior to the freeway construction, and 1957 and 1958, after the freeway was constructed, the accident rate dropped 73% and there were 245 fewer accidents on the then-new I-80 freeway.[27]

The new route also made traveling in the Sierra Nevada Range much easier. Before construction, US 40 was a two-lane road with winding turns.[28] This route was often closed in the winter because of the high elevation of the Donner Pass (7239 feet), and drivers had to use a much longer route to the north, US 40 ALT, now SR 70 using the Beckwourth Pass, at an elevation of 5221 ft.[29] After the construction, driving was easier through the Sierra Nevada Range via I-80 and the pass was only closed to intense snowstorms.[citation needed]

Truncation of US 40

In 1964, Caltrans desired to reduce the number of designated routes in the California state highways system.[30] The Interstate Highway system, designed and built starting in 1956, was adding on to the already increased number of U.S. Routes and state highways.[31] In result, the 1964 renumbering truncated US 50 to West Sacramento. The entire route of US 40 was deleted in the western United States due to the completion of I-80.[31] Also, the number "40" was duplicated along I-40, at that time, a newly built route in southeastern California. I-40 was to be numbered I-30, but the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) rejected the numbering.[32]

The state law authorizing the renumbering was passed on September 20, 1963. Signage changes took place by July 1, 1964, and US 40 was decommissioned.[30] US 40 was one of the first US Routes to be decommissioned completely in California.[33]

Former alignments in Sacramento

Interstate 880
Location West SacramentoSacramento
Existed 1972–1980

In the Sacramento area, I-80 has been realigned to many routes.[25] In 1964, I-80 used the old US 40/99E freeway, the current I-80 BUS, while a year later, I-80 was proposed to be realigned along a new freeway that would run south of the former I-80/I-880 northeast of Sacramento, run to south of the American River, and rejoin I-80. This was necessary because the 1964 I-80 failed to meet Interstate standards.[25]

In 1972, I-880 was completed, while a part of the new alignment of I-80 was completed but not open to traffic, where there was a long bridge to nowhere.[34] From 1972 to 1980, Interstate 880 began in West Sacramento as a fork from the original I-80, continues northeast over the Sacramento River to its interchange with I-5, continues east through the communities of North Sacramento and Del Paso Heights and ends at an interchange with the Roseville Freeway (I-80). The now-designated Capital City Freeway was then the original I-80 routing, continuing southwest directly into downtown Sacramento. I-80 was then re-routed along the Beltline Freeway in 1983, while the Capital City Freeway became I-80 Business, also I-305 and SR 51. I-880 would have intersected SR 244 and then US 50, but in 1979, the Sacramento City Council voted to delete the proposed I-80 alignment for rail transit. The constructed 244/51/80 split is now used for three railroad stations. In 1980, the new I-80 alignment was deleted from the Interstate system. SR 244 was then truncated from its proposed alignment to the only freeway section of the abandoned project in 1994, which is about a mile long. In 1982-84, I-880 was reassigned to SR 17 running from Oakland to San Jose, after two to four years of inactivity.

Bay Bridge replacement

Collapsed upper deck section of the San Francisco–Oakland Bay Bridge, 1989

On October 17, 1989, the Loma Prieta earthquake was responsible for 63 deaths and 3,757 injuries. The San Francisco–Oakland Bay Bridge, which is part of I-80, suffered severe damage, as a 76-by-50-foot (23 m × 15 m) section of the upper deck on the eastern cantilever side fell onto the deck below. The quake caused the Oakland side of the bridge to shift 7 inches (18 cm) to the east, and caused the bolts of one section to shear off, sending the 250-short-ton (230 t) section of roadbed crashing down like a trapdoor.[35] Caltrans removed and replaced the collapsed section, and re-opened the bridge on November 18.[36]

New eastern span of Bay Bridge, 2013

In 2002, due to the risk of a future large earthquake, Caltrans started building a new eastern span. The department advertised that the new span of the Bay Bridge used a new earthquake-resisting technique that would not collapse in an earthquake similar to the Loma Prieta earthquake.[37] The new eastern span opened on September 2, 2013 at an estimated cost of $6.4B dollars.

Exit list

County Location mi[3] km Exit[3] Destinations Notes
City and County of San Francisco 0.00–
1 US 101 – San Jose, Golden Gate Bridge Signed as exits 1A (south) and 1B (north); western terminus; US 101 north exit 433B, south exit 433
Seventh Street Eastbound exit and westbound entrance
1C Ninth Street – Civic Center Westbound exit and eastbound entrance
2A Fifth Street Westbound exit and eastbound entrance
2B Fourth Street, Embarcadero Eastbound exit and westbound entrance
2C Harrison Street, Embarcadero Westbound exit and eastbound entrance; former Fremont Street exit
2D Fremont Street, Folsom Street Westbound exit and eastbound entrance; former Main Street / SR 480 exit; western end of I-80; eastern end of SR 80
San Francisco Bay San Francisco–Oakland Bay Bridge (west span)
4.18 6.73 4A Treasure Island, Yerba Buena Island Eastbound exit and westbound entrance only; westbound exit and eastbound entrance are via exit 4/4B
4B Yerba Buena Island No eastbound exit; signed as exit 4 westbound
5.31 8.55 San Francisco–Oakland Bay Bridge (east span)
Alameda Oakland Parking lot only HOV access to parking at the Oakland Bay Bridge Toll Plaza; no westbound entrance; no access to Bay Bridge
7.81 12.57 8A West Grand Avenue, Maritime Street
8.11 13.05 I-880 south (Nimitz Freeway) – Alameda, San Jose Westbound exit is part of exit 8B; I-880 exits 46A-B
8.11 13.05 8B I-580 east (MacArthur Freeway) to SR 24 – Downtown Oakland, Hayward, Stockton Western end of I-580 overlap; westbound exit and eastbound entrance; I-580 west exit 19A
Emeryville 9.10 14.65 9 Powell Street – Emeryville No eastbound exit from I-880 north
Berkeley 9.89 15.92 10 SR 13 (Ashby Avenue) / Shellmound Street Shellmound Street accessible eastbound only
11.13 17.91 11 University Avenue – Berkeley Serves UC Berkeley
11.91 19.17 12 Gilman Street
Albany 12.61 20.29 13A Buchanan Street – Albany Signed as exit 13 westbound
12.91 20.78 13B I-580 west – Point Richmond, San Rafael Eastbound exit and westbound entrance; eastern end of I-580 overlap
Pierce Street Former eastbound exit and entrance; demolished as part of reconstruction of I-80 / I-580 interchange in Albany
Contra Costa Richmond 13.57 21.84 14A Central Avenue – El Cerrito
14.35 23.09 14B Carlson Boulevard
El Cerrito 15.02 24.17 15 Potrero Avenue Eastbound exit and westbound entrance
Richmond Cutting Boulevard (SR 123) Westbound exit and eastbound entrance
Cutting Boulevard HOV access only; westbound left exit and eastbound entrance
15.97 25.70 16A MacDonald Avenue Eastbound exit and westbound entrance
16.31 26.25 16B San Pablo Avenue, Barrett Avenue Signed as exit 16 westbound; Barrett Avenue formerly signed as Central Richmond
16.76 26.97 17 Solano Avenue Eastbound exit and westbound entrance
McBryde Avenue Westbound exit only
San Pablo 17.69 28.47 18 San Pablo Dam Road
Richmond 18.60 29.93 19A El Portal Drive
19.33 31.11 19B Hilltop Mall, Auto Plaza Formerly signed as Hilltop Drive
RichmondPinole line Richmond Parkway HOV access only; eastbound left exit and westbound entrance
Pinole 19.95 32.11 20 To I-580 west / Richmond Parkway, Fitzgerald Drive Unconstructed SR 93
20.95 33.72 21 Appian Way
21.86 35.18 22 Pinole Valley Road
Hercules 23.41 37.67 23 SR 4 east – Hercules, Stockton No westbound exit; SR 4 exit 1B
24.04 38.69 24 Willow Avenue – Rodeo
26.10 42.00 26 To SR 4 east / Cummings Skyway – Martinez, Concord
26.84 43.19 27 Pomona Street – Crockett, Port Costa
Carquinez Strait 27.49 44.24 Carquinez Bridge
Solano Vallejo 28.63–
29A SR 29 (Sonoma Boulevard) Eastbound exit and westbound entrance
Maritime Academy Drive Westbound exit and entrance
29B Sequoia Avenue Eastbound exit only
29.27 47.11 29C Magazine Street Signed as exit 29B westbound
29.71 47.81 30A I-780 to I-680 / Curtola Parkway – Benicia, Martinez Former I-680 south; I-780 exits 1A-B
29.93 48.17 30B Frontage Road (to Benicia Road) Eastbound exit only; former SR 141
30.37 48.88 30C Georgia Street – Central Vallejo Signed as exit 30B westbound
30.72 49.44 31A Springs Road, Solano Avenue
30.98 49.86 31B Tennessee Street – Mare Island
31.92 51.37 32 Redwood Parkway, Redwood Street Signed as exits 32A (east) and 32B (west) eastbound
33.12 53.30 33 SR 37 west / Auto Mall Columbus Parkway – Napa, San Rafael, Novato Signed as exits 33A (Auto Mall Columbus Parkway) and 33B (SR 37) westbound; SR 37 exits 21A and 21C
34.12 54.91 Hunter Hill Rest Area (Westbound only)
No major junctions[38]
Solano Vallejo 35.59 57.28 36 American Canyon Road, Hiddenbrooke Parkway
Fairfield 38.88 62.57 39A Red Top Road Signed as exit 39 eastbound
39B SR 12 west – Napa, Sonoma Western end of SR 12 overlap; eastbound exit is via exit 39
40 Green Valley Road Westbound exit is part of exit 41
I-680 south – Benicia, Martinez, San Jose Former SR 21; I-680 north exits 71A-B
41 Suisun Valley Road, Pittman Road
43.32 69.72 43 SR 12 east – Suisun City, Rio Vista Eastern end of SR 12 overlap; westbound exit is via exit 43
43.64 70.23 44A Abernathy Road, Suisun Parkway Signed as exit 43 westbound
44.22 71.17 44B West Texas Street, Rockville Road – Fairfield Signed as exit 44 westbound
45.42 73.10 45 Travis Boulevard
46.68 75.12 47 Waterman Boulevard, Air Base Parkway – Travis AFB Signed as exits 47A (Air Base Parkway) and 47B (Waterman Boulevard) westbound
48.30 77.73 48 North Texas Street, Manuel Campos Parkway – Fairfield
Vacaville 50.62 81.46 51A Lagoon Valley Road, Cherry Glen Road
51.16 82.33 51B Peña Adobe Road
52 Cherry Glen Road Westbound exit only
52.81 84.99 53 Alamo Drive, Merchant Street
53.51 86.12 54A Davis Street
53.97 86.86 54B Peabody Road, Mason Street – Elmira
54.74 88.10 55 Monte Vista Avenue, Allison Drive, Nut Tree Parkway
55.86 89.90 56 I-505 north – Winters, Redding I-505 exits 1A-B
57.29 92.20 57 Leisure Town Road, Vaca Valley Parkway
58.80 94.63 59 Meridian Road, Weber Road
60.12 96.75 60 Midway Road, Lewis Road
Dixon 64.04 103.06 63 Dixon Avenue, West A Street – Dixon
64.38 103.61 64 Pitt School Road
65.70 105.73 66A SR 113 south (First Street) / Currey Road – Dixon Western end of SR 113 overlap; signed as exit 66 eastbound
66B Milk Farm Road Westbound exit only
67.22 108.18 67 Pedrick Road (CR E7)
68.74 110.63 69 Kidwell Road
70.16 112.91 70 SR 113 north (Vic Fazio Highway) – Woodland Eastern end of SR 113 overlap; SR 113 exits 26A-B
70.50 113.46 71 UC Davis (Old Davis Road)
Yolo Davis 72.44 116.58 72 Richards Boulevard – Downtown Davis Signed as exits 72A (south) and 72B (north) westbound
73.05 117.56 73 Olive Drive Westbound exit only; former US 40 west / US 99W north
74.89 120.52 75 Mace Boulevard (CR E6)
77.99 125.51 78 Road 32A, East Chiles Road
Yolo Causeway
West Sacramento 81.39 130.98 81 West Capitol Avenue, Enterprise Boulevard – West Sacramento West Capitol Avenue was former US 40 east / US 99W south
82.12 132.16 82 US 50 east (I-305 east) – Sacramento, South Lake Tahoe Former I-80/US 40 east/US 99W south; US 50 exit 1A–B
83.46 134.32 83 Reed Avenue (SR 84) – West Sacramento
Sacramento Sacramento 85.29 137.26 85 West El Camino Avenue
86.48 139.18 86 I-5 to SR 99 – Los Angeles, Redding I-5 exit 522
87.58 140.95 88 Truxel Road Serves Sleep Train Arena
88.91 143.09 89 Northgate Boulevard
90.05 144.92 90 Norwood Avenue
91.56 147.35 91 Raley Boulevard, Marysville Boulevard – Del Paso Heights
92.60 149.03 92 Winters Street
93.33 150.20 93 Longview Drive
94 Light Rail Stations (Roseville Road, Watt/I-80 West, and Watt/I-80) Westbound left exit and eastbound left entrance; also accessible as part of exit 93 westbound
94A Watt Avenue Westbound access via exit 95
94B Auburn Boulevard (SR 244)
94.94 152.79 95 I-80 Bus. west (Capital City Freeway) to SR 99 south – Sacramento Westbound exit and eastbound entrance; eastbound exit is part of exit 94A; former I-80 west
96.41 155.16 96 Madison Avenue
98.38 158.33 98 Greenback Lane, Elkhorn Boulevard (CR E14)
Citrus Heights 100.62 161.93 100 Antelope Road
Placer Roseville 102.20 164.47 102 Riverside Avenue, Auburn Boulevard – Roseville, Citrus Heights Former US 40 / SR 65
103.91 167.23 103 Douglas Boulevard, Sunrise Avenue (CR E2) Signed as exits 103A (east) and 103B (west) eastbound
105.00 168.98 105A Atlantic Street, Eureka Road Signed as exits 105A (Eureka Road) and 105B (Atlantic Street) westbound
105.59 169.93 105B Taylor Road, Pacific Street Westbound exit is via exit 105A
106.09 170.74 106 SR 65 north – Lincoln, Marysville
Rocklin 107.99 173.79 108 Rocklin Road
109.35 175.98 109 Sierra College Boulevard (CR E3)
Loomis 110.65 178.07 110 Horseshoe Bar Road – Loomis
112.28 180.70 112 Penryn Road – Penryn
115.74 186.27 115 Newcastle Road – Newcastle
116.23 187.05 116 SR 193 west – Lincoln Western end of SR 193 overlap
Auburn 118.84 191.25 118 Ophir Road Westbound exit and eastbound entrance
119.22 191.87 119A Maple Street, Nevada Street – Auburn
119.47 192.27 119B SR 49 north (SR 193 east) – Grass Valley Eastern end of SR 193 overlap
119.76 192.74 119C To SR 49 south / Elm Avenue – Placerville
120.87 194.52 120 Lincoln Way, Russell Road No eastbound entrance
121.40 195.37 121 Auburn Ravine Road – Foresthill
122.06 196.44 122 Bowman
123.06 198.05 123 Bell Road
124.14 199.78 124 Dry Creek Road
125.36 201.75 125 Clipper Gap, Meadow Vista (Placer Hills Road)
128.14 206.22 128 Applegate
129.32 208.12 129 Heather Glen
130.52 210.05 130 West Paoli Lane
131.25 211.23 131 Weimar Cross Road
Colfax 133.72 215.20 133 Canyon Way, Placer Hills Road
135.06 217.36 135 SR 174 – Colfax, Grass Valley
140.28 225.76 139 Rollins Lake Road, Magra Road Westbound exit and entrance
140 Secret Town Road, Magra Road
143.30 230.62 143 Magra Road – Gold Run
143.68 231.23 Gold Run Rest Area
144.13 231.95 144 Gold Run Westbound exit and eastbound entrance
145.10 233.52 145 Dutch Flat
146.68 236.06 146 Alta
148.24 238.57 148A Crystal Springs
148.87 239.58 148B Baxter
150.93 242.90 150 Drum Forebay Road
155.29 249.92 155 Blue Canyon
156.74 252.25 156 Nyack Road
157.99 254.26 158A Emigrant Gap Signed as exit 158 westbound
158.79 255.55 158B Laing Road Eastbound exit only
Nevada 160.77 258.73 160 Yuba Gap
161.47 259.86 161 SR 20 west – Nevada City, Grass Valley
163.96 263.87 164 Eagle Lakes Road
Placer 165.45 266.27 165 Cisco Grove (Cisco Road)
166.73 268.33 166 Big Bend Eastbound exit only
168.13 270.58 168 Rainbow Road – Big Bend
171.16 275.46 171 Kingvale
Nevada 174.18 280.32 174 Soda Springs, Norden
176.77 284.48 176 Boreal Ridge Road – Castle Peak
177.22 285.21 Donner Summit Rest Area
Truckee 180.09 289.83 180 Donner Lake (Donner Lake Road)
184.91 297.58 184 Donner Pass Road
185.86 299.11 185 SR 89 south – Tahoe City, Lake Tahoe, Squaw Valley Western end of SR 89 overlap
186.67 300.42 186 Central Truckee No eastbound entrance
187.99 302.54 188A Truckee Eastbound exit and westbound entrance
188.30 303.04 188B SR 89 north / SR 267 south – Sierraville, Lake Tahoe Eastern end of SR 89 overlap; signed as exit 188 westbound
189.98 305.74 190 Overland Trail
190.96 307.32 Agricultural Inspection Station (westbound only)
194.11 312.39 194 Hirschdale Road
198.99 320.24 199 Floriston
201.19 323.78 201 Farad
Sierra 205.07 330.03 I‑80 east – Reno Continuation into Nevada
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

Related routes

There are eight associated routes of I-80: seven auxiliary Interstate Highways and one business route; these routes are I-280, I-380, I-580, I-680, I-780, I-880, I-980, and I-80 Bus.. Three former routes exist: I-180, I-480, and I-880.

See also


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