Caltrans set to begin roadwork in Lake Tahoe Basin


Caltrans announced today that construction will resume on five road work projects on the California side in and around the Lake Tahoe Basin.

The projects are designed to rehabilitate and reconstruct drainage facilities – allowing roadway run-off to be directed to treatment collection facilities rather than Lake Tahoe and its tributary waterways. Some projects will also improve safety and traffic flow and encourage walking and bicycling with wider shoulders, lane restriping, adding or widening bicycle lanes, and installing some sidewalks and traffic signals.

Some projects will also improve safety and traffic flow and encourage walking and bicycling with wider shoulders, lane restriping, adding or widening bicycle lanes, and installing some sidewalks and traffic signals.”

Projects in El Dorado and Placer counties include:

1. Highway 267 near Northstar – May 1

Location: Highway 267 near Northstar Drive to near Brockway Summit

Purpose: Slope stabilization and shoulder paving to reduce runoff damage

Approximate hours — May 1–3, 7am-5pm; May 4, 7am-noon; May 7–10, 8pm-5am; May 10–11, 8pm-noon.

2. Highway 50, South Lake Tahoe – Mid-May

Location: Trout Creek Bridge to Ski Run Boulevard in South Lake Tahoe

Purpose: Stormwater collection and treatment, widen shoulders, sidewalks, Class II Bike Lanes, pedestrian lighting, traffic signals, landscaping

3. Highway 50 South Lake Tahoe – Mid-May

Location: Ski Run Boulevard to Wildwood Avenue in South Lake Tahoe

Purpose: Stormwater collection and treatment, widen shoulders, sidewalks, Class II Bike Lanes, pedestrian lighting, traffic signals, landscaping

4. Highway 89 near Squaw Valley – Mid-May

Location: Highway 89 from the Nevada County line to Squaw Valley Road

Purpose: Pavement rehabilitation to restore ride quality for motorists, bicyclist, and improve drainage

5. Highway 89 Lakeside Project – Mid-May

Location: Highway 89 from the Tahoe City to Tahoma

Purpose: Stormwater collection and treatment, widen shoulders, curb, gutter, retaining walls and pavement resurfacing (with asphalt concrete)

Motorists are asked to allow up to 30 minutes of extra driving time in some areas.

 

 

 

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  1. tahoeadvocate says - Posted: May 1, 2012

    How long are the Hwy 50 projects scheduled to last? Will they be completed before high tourist season begins?