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roadwork needed to protect Tahoe.

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Why the Roadwork?

Did you know the roadwork happening around Lake Tahoe isn’t just for the roads? Caltrans is building new storm drain systems to protect water quality. The new drainage systems will capture stormwater runoff and filter out dirt, oil and litter before it gets to the lake.

Some traffic delays are unavoidable so please allow some extra time. It’s a small price to pay to protect Lake Tahoe for decades to come.

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2017 Tahoe Basin Construction Map
Current Projects
U.S. Highway 50 "Y" to the Trout Creek Bridge
This project will collect and treat stormwater runoff as part of the Lake Tahoe Environmental Improvement Program (EIP). It will also widen the roadway to provide 6-foot shoulders for bike lanes, replace traffic signals, replace curb, gutter and sidewalks, and improve pavement cross slope. Caltrans is working with the City of South Lake Tahoe to incorporate improvements at Sierra Boulevard. (signal and left turn lane).
Meyers Intersection
The purpose of this project is to improve safety by reducing the number and/or severity of collisions at the intersection. This project proposes to convert the existing T intersection at U.S. Highway 50 and State Route 89 in Meyers into a three-leg roundabout. The existing intersection configuration has State Route 89 under stopped control and Highway 50 uncontrolled.
Highway 89 Realignment/Fanny Bridge Replacement (Caltrans Partner)
State Route 89 (Placer County): This project in Tahoe City includes building a new Truckee River bridge east of the Caltrans Maintenance Yard with roundabouts on either end, replacing the existing Truckee River “Fanny” Bridge, constructing a roundabout at the “Wye” intersection and making complete street enhancements to the portion of Highway 89/West Lake Boulevard that will become a county road after project completion, which is expected in 2018.
Upcoming Projects
Echo Summit Bridge Replacement
The project will replace the Echo Summit Bridge which is located in El Dorado County 7 miles west of the city of South Lake Tahoe along U.S. Highway 50 near Echo Summit. At the project location, the road width is very narrow and confined by a vertical rock cut slope on the mountain side and a nearly vertical downward slope on the Basin side.
NWS Sacramento Feb. 24, 2018
Wetter weather returns to #NorCal #California this upcoming week! Two storm systems expected to impact the region...Thursday looking to be the wettest day. #cawx https://t.co/7g0Dmq2psl
Placer County Feb. 23, 2018
Weekend ski traffic on Hwy 89 can be a headache. Saturday we’ll continue a pilot project to help relieve some of that congestion. Learn more: https://t.co/5HzS7IMty0 #TahoeNorth https://t.co/rjyOtaU1AD
Tahoe Roads Feb. 24, 2018
Please remember that rest areas aren’t play areas. https://t.co/qJlEZwOKGR
Tahoe Roads Feb. 24, 2018
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Caltrans District 3 Feb. 22, 2018
#TrafficAlert Winter driving conditions on WB I-80! Sierra Snowfighters are in action. Chains now req’d Truckee to Drum Forebay. Check https://t.co/HS687UgNj7 for current conditions. https://t.co/w917BYrOoN
Granlibakken Tahoe Feb. 22, 2018
It’s snowing! Skiing and sledding is open today, come enjoy the freshies! ❄️❄️ https://t.co/shYGChftwL
NWS Reno Feb. 21, 2018
A storm system will bring widespread light to moderate snowfall throughout the region Thursday. The biggest impact will be the timing of the first band during the Thursday morning commute through the I-80 corridor. Plan on slick roadways and potentially long delays! #NVWx #CAWx https://t.co/77gfYJoeMA
Caltrans District 3 Feb. 21, 2018
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