El Dorado/Tahoe Schedule

Sunday through Saturday
January 14 - January 20, 2018


State Route 49 (El Dorado County): Work continues on a $22 million project to replace the South Fork American River Bridge in Coloma-Lotus. This project will make seismic improvements to the bridge, widen the structure to allow for 8-foot shoulders and 6-foot sidewalks, and also make roadway improvements to State Route 49 on either side of the bridge. Completion is expected in fall 2018.

            No traffic-interfering work is scheduled on the highway.

U.S. Highway 50 (El Dorado County): Work is in winter suspension on a $57 million project from the “Y” intersection with State Route 89 to the Trout Creek Bridge in South Lake Tahoe. This project is building new drainage systems to collect and treat stormwater runoff, rebuilding curb, gutter and sidewalks, widening the highway to allow for bike lanes and resurfacing the roadway. Work will resume in spring 2018 and completion is expected in fall 2019.

State Route 89 (Placer County): Work is in winter suspension on a $35 million project in Tahoe City to build a new Truckee River bridge east of the Caltrans Maintenance Yard with roundabouts on either end of the realignment, replace the existing Truckee River (Fanny) Bridge, construct a roundabout at the “Wye” intersection and make complete street enhancements to the portion of State Route 89/West Lake Boulevard. Work will resume in spring 2018. For more information, visit: www.fannybridge.org


State Route 49 (El Dorado County) from Tullis Mine Road to China Garden Road in Diamond Springs: Motorists can expect one-way traffic control from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday for drainage work.

U.S. Highway 50 (El Dorado County) from Newtown Road to 8 Mile Road/Carson Road in Camino: Eastbound motorists can the # 2 lane closed from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday for core drilling.

U.S. Highway 50 (El Dorado County) from Carson Road to Ridgeway Drive in Cedar Grove: Eastbound motorists can the # 2 lane closed from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday for dead tree removal work.


The Caltrans District Traffic Management Branch has reviewed each project and determined that individual project delays are expected to be less than the statewide policy maximum of 30 minutes, unless noted otherwise above.

Lanes are numbered from the center divide (#1) to the shoulder (#2, 3, 4, etc.).

Unexpected schedule changes may occur. For current information on roadwork, delays, road conditions and emergency closures, call the voice-activated Caltrans Highway Information Network (CHIN) at 800-427-7623 (ROAD) or visit the Caltrans website at: www.dot.ca.gov

For the latest chain control information in the Northern Sierra, visit the Caltrans District 3 North Region Winter Operations website located at: www.dot.ca.gov/dist3/departments/mtce/controlmp.htm