District: District 3 - Marysville
Contact: Steve Nelson
Phone: (530) 741-4566; (530) 701-9459
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MEYERS – Caltrans is alerting the motoring public of a schedule change to its roundabout construction project at the intersection of U.S. Highway 50 and State Route 89 in Meyers.
Beginning Tuesday, work will shift to nights, from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m., and there will be flaggers conducting one-way reversing traffic control. The 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. schedule will continue until the $7.3 million project is completed later this month or early September.
The former “T” intersection is being converted into a three-legged roundabout with a westbound bypass lane. A connection to the adjacent bike path is also being constructed.
Work also continues at night with one-way traffic control on the $14.1 million Highway 50 Echo Summit Sidehill Viaduct replacement project, weekdays from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. This project is replacing the existing bridge, which was built in 1939, with a structure that meets current seismic standards. Beginning Monday, August 12, there will be continuous one-way traffic control throughout the week for excavation work.
Caltrans’ third Highway 50 project in the Tahoe area continues in the City of South Lake Tahoe, with construction taking place day and night. This $56.9 million project from the “Y” intersection to Trout Creek is building a new drainage system to treat stormwater runoff, widening the highway to include bike lanes on both sides, and building new curbs, gutters and sidewalks on a two-mile section of the highway. The project is in its third year and is about three-quarters complete. Completion is targeted for this fall if the weather is favorable.
For updates Caltrans' projects in the Tahoe Basin, go to TahoeRoads, follow @TahoeRoads on Twitter or "like" Tahoe Roads on Facebook. For the Echo Summit project, visit Way2Tahoe on Twitter @way2Tahoe or on Facebook/Way2Tahoe.