$820M rebuild of Calif.'s I-80 nears completion after 15 years

It took the California Department of Transportation 15 years to completely rebuild 423 miles of Interstate 80, from Auburn to the Nevada state line. The renovation project, which cost $820 million, often required sections of road to be completely rebuilt. In addition, high-mountain sections of road that were deeply rutted were covered with 12-inch concrete slabs to give Caltrans "several extra inches of concrete to grind flat when ruts get deep" in the future, according to highway officials.

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