Caltrans Press Release 17-280

Release Date: 9/21/2017
District: 3
Contact: Steve Nelson
Phone: (530) 741-4566
Email: steven.nelson@dot.ca.gov

Lane Restrictions Extended for Highway 50 Paving Work in South Lake Tahoe

Construction Taking Place in South Lake Tahoe from ‘Y’ to Winnemucca Avenue

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE – Motorists are being advised of extended lane closures on U.S. Highway 50 in South Lake Tahoe on Friday for paving and striping work.

Weather prevented the work on Wednesday and again Thursday, so Highway 50 (Lake Tahoe Boulevard) will be reduced to one lane in each direction from Dunlap Drive to Winnemucca Avenue on Friday to allow for paving and striping from about 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Work normally ceases at 11 a.m. on Fridays. The work again will be dependent on weather and temperature conditions.

Construction on the $56 million water-quality improvement project is taking place from the “Y” intersection with State Highway 89 to Winnemucca Avenue this season, which is the first of three phases. The project will eventually extend to Trout Creek, covering two miles of the highway with new drainage filtration systems, curbs and gutters, new sidewalks, a wider highway to include 6-foot shoulders on each side for Class II bike lanes, and a new roadway surface. Completion is expected in the fall of 2019.

The project is part of Caltrans’ commitment to the Lake Tahoe Environmental Improvement Program (EIP) to help protect Lake Tahoe’s world-famous clarity by filtering stormwater runoff of pollutants before it enters the lake. It’s the 22nd project Caltrans has built on state highways in the Basin in the past 10 years at a total cost of approximately $466 million.

For more information on Caltrans’ highway projects in the Basin, go to TahoeRoads.com, follow @TahoeRoads on Twitter or "like" Tahoe Roads on Facebook. For real-time traffic, click on Caltrans’ QuickMap quickmap.dot.ca.gov/  or download the QuickMap app on iTunes or Google Play.

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