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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
Highway 89 Lakeside
Caltrans is constructing a new drainage system and rehabilitating the existing system to collect runoff for stormwater treatment. The project is on Highway 89 in El Dorado and Placer Counties, from 0.2 mile south of the El Dorado/Placer County Line to just south of the Truckee River “Fanny” Bridge.
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.
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).
Upcoming Projects
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.
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 Reno Dec. 13, 2017
Incredible loops of the Tahoe cloud deck this morning from the Alert Tahoe camera network. Thanks @NVSeismoLab https://t.co/vffVujKp8u https://t.co/yheSxC1wKc
Tahoe Roads Dec. 13, 2017
Be prepared! Check the Caltrans QuickMap for road conditions: https://t.co/Eu6qRKcC6J #TahoeRoads https://t.co/iA758VBrjW
Tahoe Roads Dec. 13, 2017
🌧 & ❄ can cause pollutants like litter to flow into the lake. Properly dispose of trash before it ends up on highways and into storm drains. https://t.co/kQ7muv7qZ6
NWS Reno Dec. 12, 2017
Periods of dry winter weather are normal and even though this has seemed like forever, it's nothing compared to the top 5 cases. The good news is a pattern change looks likely around 12/20 or so. https://t.co/LZghA6fWiU https://t.co/zLYEDgwHfX
West Shore Cafe Dec. 12, 2017
Chilly morning on #LakeTahoe https://t.co/1hh7jFGC0l
Tahoe Roads Dec. 11, 2017
Our biggest fans this week: @WAKEUPTAHOE, @MatthewsB, @ChurchillLib. Thank you! via https://t.co/hmKcZJuYAW https://t.co/Pu2OHpXObP
NWS Reno Dec. 10, 2017
A beautiful sunset across the region tonight...did you see it? Here's a look courtesy of @NVSeismoLab from their Alert Tahoe Snow Valley Peak cam overlooking #LakeTahoe. https://t.co/uuqhCuslCH
NWS Reno Dec. 9, 2017
High pressure will continue to bring dry conditions along with valley inversions, cold nights and light winds for the next several days. Localized air quality issues are possible along the Sierra Front due to the strong inversions. https://t.co/lnghJYL28R