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2016 Roadway Construction in South Lake Tahoe
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South Lake Tahoe Roadwork Schedule - Fall 2016

Public Meeting Set for Proposed Echo Summit Bridge Project

Caltrans Seeking Comments on Draft Environmental Document

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) is hosting a public meeting on Thursday, October 20 regarding its plans for a bridge replacement project on U.S. Highway 50 over Echo Summit.

The event is scheduled from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the City of South Lake Tahoe City Council Chambers, 1901 Airport Road. Community members will have the opportunity to view displays and ask questions from Caltrans staff members. A project presentation is scheduled for 6 p.m. The $9 million project’s draft environmental document is currently circulating and comment cards will be available.

In addition, there will be an opportunity to provide comments and ask questions about the Meyers Intersection Improvement Project. The $3 million project proposes to convert the intersection of Highways 50 and 89 into a three-legged roundabout.

Both projects are scheduled to start construction in 2019. Caltrans District 3 is responsible for maintaining and operating 4,385 lane miles in 11 Sacramento Valley and Northern Sierra counties. For district news, follow Caltrans District 3  on Twitter @CaltransDist3 and on Facebook at CaltransDistrict3. For real-time traffic, click on Caltrans QuickMap at: http://quickmap.dot.ca.gov/

Allow Extra Travel Time on U.S. Highway 50 in the Sierra over the Next 3 Months

Caltrans advises of construction and maintenance work which will cause traffic delays along a 45-mile stretch of U.S. Highway 50 between Camino and Echo Summit over the next three months.

Crews will be setting up lane restrictions on the four-lane section of U.S. 50 in the Camino area and one-way traffic control on the two-lane stretch of highway over the summit. Motorists can expect up to 20 minute delays. These lane restrictions will continue through the end of November, weather permitting.

Caltrans will be removing hundreds of dead trees along the highway, paving a section of roadway over the summit and doing foundation drilling on Echo Summit.

There will be one-way traffic control starting at 9 p.m. on Sunday, August 21, and continuing through 9 a.m. August 26 at the Echo Summit Bridge. Crews will be drilling into the foundation to gather information for plans to replace the bridge. Work will take a break for another construction project and resume in late September. Completion is expected on October 15.

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Highway 89 at Emerald Bay Scheduled to be Closed for Paving Work

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will perform a full roadway closure of State Highway 89 near South Lake Tahoe from just south of the Cascade Creek Bridge to Bayview Campground and Inspiration Vista Point next month.

The full roadway closure is scheduled for two weeks beginning Monday, September 12, at 4 a.m. through Friday, September 16, at 4 p.m.; and from Monday, September 19, at 4 a.m. through Friday, September 23, at 4 p.m. During the closure, traffic will be allowed to travel through the work zone between 4 p.m. to 4 a.m. Tuesday afternoon through Friday morning. There will be no closure during the weekends from 4 p.m. Friday to 4 a.m. Monday.

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State Route 89 (El Dorado County): Work continues on a $13 million water quality improvement project from Cascade Road to the Eagle Falls Viaduct over Emerald Bay. The project is constructing new drainage facilities to treat stormwater runoff and repaving a four-mile section of the highway. Completion is expected in spring 2017.

State Route 89 (El Dorado County) from Cascade Road to Upper Emerald Bay Road: Motorists can expect one-way traffic controls at various locations from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday for shoulder and driveway conforming paving work. 

State Route 89 (El Dorado County): Work continues on a $25 million project from the "Y" junction with U.S. Highway 50 in South Lake Tahoe to Cascade Road, north of Camp Richardson. Curb, gutter and sidewalks are being built in the 1.1-mile four-lane section, and the highway will be widened in the two-lane section to Visitor Center Road to provide 4-foot paved shoulders on each side. Drainage systems are also being built and the roadway is being resurfaced. Completion is expected this fall.

State Route 89 (El Dorado County) from the “Y” intersection with U.S. Highway 50 to Lukins Way: Northbound and southbound motorists can expect the #2 lane closed from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. Friday for curb, gutter and sidewalk work. Motorists can also expect one-way traffic control from West Way to Cascade Road from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday for shoulder work.

U.S. Highway 50 (El Dorado County) from 3rd Street to Rubicon Trail/Carson Avenue: Eastbound motorists can expect one-way traffic control from 6 p.m. to 7 a.m. Monday through Friday for paving. 


Tahoe Travel Flyer

Access Caltrans QuickMap for real-time traffic information, highway cameras, electronic message boards with travel times (Highway 50), chain control locations and more at http://www.dot.ca.gov/cgi-bin/roads.cgi

Use Caltrans traffic camera map to view streaming video along the Interstate 80 and Highway 50 corridors, in the City of South Lake Tahoe and on Highways 89 and 267 in the Tahoe Basin at http://www.dot.ca.gov/dist3/departments/traffic/cameras/

No Internet access? Call Caltrans highway information line at 1-800-427-ROAD (7623) or tune into AM-1610 for highway information. 

Follow Caltrans District 3 on Twitter @CaltransDist3 or like us on Facebook at: www.facebook.com/CaltransDistrict3

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