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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.
Caltrans District 3 Feb. 20, 2018
#TrafficAlert Lots of motorists on I-80 heading home from Reno-Truckee-Tahoe = traffic congestion!Cold weather makes for icy, slippery roadways so make sure you have extra distance between vehicles. Allow extra time for travel tonight. https://t.co/JQ8BNhRVlN
Placer Sheriff Feb. 18, 2018
AT&T is reporting telephone issues that are affecting the ability to call 911. The areas affected are the 268 & 269 prefixes in the 530 area code. These are in Placer & Nevada Counties. Cell phones do not seem to be affected. Call (530) 886-5375 to reach PCSO Dispatch. https://t.co/lqEfG75DZl
NWS Reno Feb. 17, 2018
Enjoy this last warm day before cold, wind and snow return on Sunday. Frigid temperatures along with dangerous wind chills in the Sierra. Did you turn on your sprinklers or start a garden? Time to re-winterize to avoid freezing impacts and to protect plants, pets, and property. https://t.co/XB9nJiNOtC
Tahoe Roads Feb. 17, 2018
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West Shore Tahoe Feb. 16, 2018
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NWS Sacramento Feb. 16, 2018
Brrrr! Widespread freezing lows are expected early next week. Stay safe with these tips! #cawx https://t.co/PEffNAn1jw
NWS Sacramento Feb. 16, 2018
Big cooldown ahead for next week! Breezy winds & light mountain snow Sunday - Monday. Frost and a possible hard freeze in the valley Monday & Tuesday nights. https://t.co/Akz6ocN4l2
NWS Reno Feb. 13, 2018
Highs at the Reno airport since January 25th (black line)...and the expected highs through Saturday (red line). GET THIS...February 12th was the coldest high temperature for the entire winter so far! https://t.co/AyHivEEHwp