District: District 3 - Marysville
Contact: Steve Nelson
Phone: (530) 701-9459
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE – Caltrans is advising motorists of a lane closure on U.S. Highway 50 in South Lake Tahoe later this week for a pilot project to paint a section of the bike lane green.
The closure is scheduled for the eastbound #2 lane from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday between Dunlap Drive and 3rd Street to apply the paint treatment.
This pilot work is in advance of a proposed safety project to install additional lights, pedestrian mid-block crossings, advisory signs and green bike lane treatments at various locations between the “Y” intersection at State Route 89 and Pioneer Trail to increase visibility and reduce collisions through the Highway 50/Lake Tahoe Boulevard corridor in the city limits.
There were 41 reported collisions, including six fatalities, involving either bicyclists or pedestrians and vehicles through the corridor between January 1, 2015 and December 31, 2019.
The proposed safety project is scheduled to start construction in 2023. The project’s Draft Environmental Document will be circulated later this month.
The department will issue construction updates on Twitter @CaltransDist3 and on Facebook at CaltransDistrict3. For real-time traffic, click on Caltrans’ QuickMap or download the QuickMap app from the App Store or Google Play.