UPDATE: Caltrans to Host Public Meeting on U.S. Highway 50 City of South Lake Tahoe Pavement Rehabilitation Project


US Highway 50 District: District 3 - Marysville
Dave Moore, Interim District Director                        
Contact: John O’Connell
Phone: (530) 701-9459


SOUTH LAKE TAHOE – Caltrans has rescheduled a public meeting this week on a proposed $27.1 million project on U.S. Highway 50 (Lake Tahoe Boulevard) in the City of South Lake Tahoe. 

To avoid a conflict with a scheduled City of South Lake Tahoe City Council meeting on Tuesday, Caltrans has rescheduled this meeting virtually to Wednesday, January 24 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Attendees can join the meeting at: https://cadot.webex.com/cadot/j.php?MTID=m15985a73b37c20cb1512af24f53df68e

This project is proposing to rehabilitate pavement and drainage systems, upgrade facilities to meet Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) standards and replace Transportation Management System (TMS) elements on 12.5 miles of center lane pavement of US 50 through downtown South Lake Tahoe.

Caltrans has released the Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) for the project. The department welcomes all feedback from the public, partner agencies and stakeholders on the DEIR during the project’s review period, ending on February 11.

Attendees at the meeting will be able to view displays to see the latest updates about the project, ask questions to Caltrans staff and provide input to the project team. Comments also can be emailed to the project team at South.Tahoe.CapM@dot.ca.gov.

The primary purpose of this project is to grind and pave the current pavement from the Trout Creek Bridge to the Nevada state line. Additionally, the project aims to improve safety by addressing components of the Traffic Management System (TMS), add more signage, and comply with ADA standards by installing curb ramps and new sidewalks or replacing existing ones that do not meet the current standards.

Furthermore, the project will include the rehabilitation or replacement of culverts rated to be in fair or poor condition to support traffic volumes and ensure proper drainage.

The DEIR is available for viewing online at El Dorado County | Caltrans and in person at the El Dorado County Library - South Lake Tahoe Branch, 1000 Rufus Allen Boulevard, South Lake Tahoe. It is also available for review and copying weekdays between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. at the Caltrans Office of Environmental Management, 703 B Street, Marysville.

Caltrans anticipates construction to begin in April 2027 with completion by April 2029, contingent on the weather and availability of materials and equipment. 

us50 map project area


Caltrans District 3 is responsible for maintaining and operating 4,385 lane miles in 11 Sacramento Valley and Northern Sierra counties. The department will issue updates on  @CaltransDist3 and on Facebook CaltransDistrict3.

Motorists are encouraged to check Caltrans’ QuickMap before traveling for current road conditions and chain requirements or download the QuickMap app from the App Store or Google Play. Road information is also available on Caltrans’ website or by calling the California Highway Information Network automated phone service at 1-800-427-ROAD (7623).

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