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Caltrans' Construction Work Ceases for Season in Tahoe Basin
11/23/2016
TAHOE CITY – Another busy season of construction on important Caltrans water quality projects has come to a close in the Lake Tahoe Basin.

Public Meeting for Echo Summit Sidehill Viaduct Replacement Project
11/1/2016
WHAT IS BEING PROPOSED
The California Department of Transportation proposes to replace the Echo Summit Sidehill Viaduct on U.S. Highway 50 in El Dorado County with a new single-span bridge. The project includes upgrading the existing guardrail to current standards, constructing concrete transition barriers from the new bridge rail to the upgraded guardrail, grinding the asphalt concrete at the bridge approaches and placing a smooth 50 transition from the approaching roadway to the new bridge deck.

Public Meeting For Echo Summit Sidehill Viaduct Replacement Project
10/24/2016
WHAT IS BEING PROPOSED
The California Department of Transportation proposes to replace the Echo Summit Sidehill Viaduct on U.S. Highway 50 in El Dorado County with a new single- span bridge. The project includes upgrading the existing guardrail to current standards, constructing concrete transition barriers from the new bridge rail to the upgraded guardrail, grinding the asphalt concrete at the bridge approaches and placing a smooth transition from the approaching roadway to the new bridge deck.

Public Meeting Set for Proposed Echo Summit Bridge Project
10/14/2016
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) is hosting a public meeting on Thursday, October 20 regarding its plans for a bridge replacement project on U.S. Highway 50 over Echo Summit.

Public Meeting For Echo Summit Sidehill Viaduct Replacement Project
10/12/2016
WHAT IS BEING PROPOSED:
The California Department of Transportation proposes to replace the Echo Summit Sidehill Viaduct on U.S. Highway 50 in El Dorado County with a new single-span bridge. The project includes upgrading the existing guardrail to current standards, constructing concrete transition barriers from the new bridge rail to the upgraded guardrail, grinding the asphalt concrete at the bridge approaches and placing a smooth transition from the approaching roadway to the new bridge deck.

Update: SR 89/Fanny Bridge Community Revitalization Project
10/3/2016
The Tahoe Transportation District is very pleased to announce that Martin Brothers Construction has been awarded the construction contract in the amount of $30.1 million for the SR 89 / Fanny Bridge Community Revitalization and Dollar Creek Shared-Use Trail Projects. Central Federal Lands Highway Division (CFLHD) is the lead agency for construction, which is scheduled to begin fall 2016 and be completed summer 2018.

Kings Beach Commercial Core Improvement Project Update
9/26/2016
With school starting up again, the traffic volumes around North Lake Tahoe have decreased, but the road construction related to the Kings Beach make-over continues. Below is a summary of activities still on schedule for this fall.

Planned Closure on Highway 89 at Emerald Bay to Cause Additonal Travel Time
9/7/2016
El DORADO:  The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will perform a full roadway closure of State Highway 89 near South Lake Tahoe from just south of the Cascade Creek Bridge to Bayview Campground and Inspiration Vista Point.

Allow Extra Travel Time on U.S. Highway 50 in the Sierra over the Next 3 Months
8/19/2016
NO TRAFFIC INTERFERING WORK OVER THE LABOR DAY WEEKEND

EL DORADO COUNTY: Construction and maintenance work will cause day and night time traffic delays along a 45-mile stretch of U.S. Highway 50 between Camino and Echo Summit over the next three months, the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) announced today.

Eagle Falls Trailhead Parking Lot at Emerald Bay to Close for Highway 89 Construction
8/8/2016
El DORADO:  The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) is alerting the public that the Eagle Falls Trailhead parking lot will be closed from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. Monday August 8 to Friday August 12 to accommodate construction on Highway 89 as part of Caltrans stormwater pollution prevention efforts.

Highway 89 West Shore Lake Tahoe Project Work Switches to Overnight Schedule
7/12/2016
TAHOE CITY -- Construction work on Caltrans’ State Highway 89 project along Lake Tahoe’s West Shore is now on an overnight schedule and will remain so for the next several weeks during the peak summer season.

Construction Work to Resume on Lake Tahoe Highways
4/15/2016
TAHOE CITY — The 2016 construction season in the Tahoe Basin will get under way next week with work resuming on a multi-year State Highway 89 project.

Caltrans Highway Improvement Project Wins TRPA Honor
9/29/2015
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE – A Caltrans water-quality improvement project on U.S. Highway 50 in South Lake Tahoe was honored last week during the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency’s 25th annual “Best of the Basin” awards.

Roadwork Improvements Constructed on Lake Tahoe Highways
12/7/2015
LAKE TAHOE BASIN – With the onset of winter weather, all construction activity has concluded for the season on state highways in the Lake Tahoe Basin, but significant upgrades have been completed.

Travel Times to be Displayed on Highway Message Signs Around South Lake Tahoe
7/1/2015
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE – In its continued efforts to keep motorists informed of highway conditions, the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) is implementing new technology to display travel times around South Lake Tahoe. 

Paving Work to Start on State Highway 28 in North Lake Tahoe Next Week
6/5/2015
TAHOE CITY – Two stretches of State Highway 28 in North Lake Tahoe will be repaved starting next week, the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) announced today.

Motorists Alerted to Increased Bicycle Traffic on Sunday During Annual Tahoe Ride
6/4/2015
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) is advising motorists that thousands of bicyclists will be sharing the highways all around Lake Tahoe during Sunday's annual "America's Most Beautiful Bike Ride."

Paving Work to Start on State Highway 267 Next Week
5/29/2015
NORTHSTAR – A nearly seven-mile stretch of State Highway 267 in Placer County will be repaved over the next several months, with work set to start Monday, June 1.

Open House Set for U.S. Highway 50 Echo Summit Project
5/20/2015
MEYERS -- The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) is seeking public comments on alternatives for a bridge project on U.S. Highway 50 over Echo Summit.

Motorists Advised of Delays due to Amgen Women's Bike Races in Lake Tahoe
5/7/2015
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) is alerting visitors and residents of Lake Tahoe that they will experience delays when Lake Tahoe highways are used to host women's world-class cycling races Friday and Saturday. 

Full Closure of U.S. Highway 50 Scheduled for Interchange Work
4/30/2015
EL DORADO HILLS – A section of U.S. Highway 50 is scheduled to be closed for up to two hours in both directions on Sunday, May 2 as part of ongoing construction of El Dorado County's Silva Valley Interchange Project.

Public Open House Scheduled for Highway 50 Construction Work
4/16/2015
South Lake Tahoe - The California Department of Transportaation (Caltrans) and Southwest Gas are hosting a public open house April 23 to discuss upcoming construction work on a two-mile stretch of U.S. Highway 50 in South Lake Tahoe.

Roadwork Resumes on Lake Tahoe Highways to Improve Lake Clarity and Safety
4/15/2015
TAHOE BASIN - Four Caltrans highway water-quality improvement projects will be under construction this season on State Highway 89 around Lake Tahoe.

Public Open House Set for U.S. Highway 50 Echo Summit Bridge Project
2/25/2015
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE -- The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) is seeking public comment to help guide the department on how to proceed with a bridge project on U.S. Highway 50 over Echo Summit.

Be Prepared for Winter Driving Conditions
10/29/2014
MARYSVILLE –  As winter weather approaches, the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) District 3 is preparing for rain and snowstorms throughout the season, including winterizing construction projects, preparing snow removal equipment and mobilizing the necessary personnel to its maintenance yards.

Road Work on Tahoe Projects Extends Past October 15 Grading Deadline
10/17/2014
TAHOE CITY – October 15 was the deadline for grading work on Tahoe Basin construction, however several highway projects will extend into at least the end of the month, the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) announced today.

Pavement Repair Work Scheduled for Highway 50 in South Lake Tahoe
10/16/2014
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE – Motorists are advised to expect some delays on areas of westbound U.S. Highway 50 (Lake Tahoe Boulevard) in South Lake Tahoe on Friday for pavement repair work. 

Work Complete on U.S. Highway 50 Project in South Lake Tahoe
10/1/2014
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE – Construction of another water-quality improvement project in the Lake Tahoe Basin was recently completed, the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) announced today. 

Run, Bike Events to Cause Delays in Tahoe Area This Weekend
9/11/2014
TAHOE CITY – Another busy event calendar will cause some traffic delays for motorists in the Lake Tahoe Basin, Donner and Truckee areas this weekend, the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) advised today.

Sections of Tahoe Highways Closed Sunday for Ironman Lake Tahoe
9/19/2014
KINGS BEACH – Sections of State Highways 28, 89 and 267 will be closed on Sunday as thousands of athletes compete in the Ironman Lake Tahoe endurance event.

Cyclists to Use Highway 89 During Lake Tahoe Triathlon
8/21/2014
TAHOMA – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) is advising motorists to expect some delays on State Highway 89 Saturday and Sunday during the 2014 Lake Tahoe Triathlon.

Paving Work to Start on State Highway 89 in Meeks Bay
8/18/2014
MEEKS BAY – Dilapidated sections of State Highway 89 in Meeks Bay will be repaired starting Monday in conjunction with a Caltrans water-quality improvement project.

Contractor Switches to 24/7 Schedule on Highway 89 Project
6/9/2014
TAHOMA– The contractor for a Caltrans project on State Highway 89 on Lake Tahoe's West Shore is switching to around-the-clock work this week.

Road Work Resumes Around Tahoe Basin to Improve Lake Clarity, Road Safety
4/21/2014
LAKE TAHOE – Work has already begun or is set to start on several road and water-quality improvement projects in and around the Tahoe Basin, the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) announced today.

Kingsbury Grade Project Through Traffic Closure Scheduled for May 1 – May 23
4/29/2014
CARSON CITY, NEV– Nevada Department of Transportation's Kingsbury Grade (SR207) Pavement Reconstruction Project is underway with initial construction moving at an accelerated pace.

Meetings Scheduled to Update Public on Highway 89 Project
3/19/2014

TAHOE CITY - The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) and Southwest Gas Corporation will be co-hosting two meetings on Wednesday, March 26 to update the public on a project to improve State Highway 89 on Lake Tahoe's West Shore.


Two Projects Completed in Lake Tahoe; Several Others in Winter Suspension
10/18/2013
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE – As the 2013 construction season comes to a close in the Lake Tahoe Basin, contractors for the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) are putting the finishing touches on two highway improvement projects and going into winter suspension on several others. 

Segments of Lake Tahoe Highways to be Closed During Ironman Event
9/16/2013
KINGS BEACH – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) is alerting the public to highway closures and traffic delays in the North Lake Tahoe area during the inaugural Ironman Lake Tahoe race on Sunday, September 22.

Sand Vault Installations Set to Begin on Highway 89 Project in Lake Tahoe
8/16/2013
Sand Vault Installations Set to Begin on Highway 89 Project in Lake Tahoe

HOMEWOOD – Work is set to begin next week installing drainage sand vaults on State Highway 89 as part of the multi-year, $41 million project on Lake Tahoe's West Shore, the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) announced today.

Tough Mudder Event Returns to Northstar Resort This Weekend
7/12/2013
LAKE TAHOE – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) is advising motorists to expect some delays around the Lake Tahoe area this weekend as thousands of participants and spectators converge on Northstar Resort for the Tough Mudder endurance event.

Weekend Work Request Granted for Highway 89 Work on Lake Tahoe's West Shore
4/19/2013
TAHOE CITY – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) is alerting motorists to expect some short delays this weekend on Highway 89 on Lake Tahoe’s West Shore for utility relocation work.

June is Bike Month in Lake Tahoe
5/30/2013
LAKE TAHOE - The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) is reminding motorists to be aware of increased bicyclist activity in the Lake Tahoe region during Bike Month in June.

Motorists need to share the road with bicyclists on roadways where there are no designated bike lanes. Bicyclists also need to take precautions when traveling through construction areas. Caltrans offers the following reminders:

Roadwork Resumes in Tahoe Basin to Improve Lake Clarity and Safety
4/21/2014

TAHOE BASIN – Six highway water-quality improvement projects on the California side of the Lake Tahoe Basin will begin construction this spring, the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) announced today.

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Highway 89 Work To Resume On Lake Tahoe's West Shore
4/8/2013

Weather permitting, work by Caltrans and Southwest Gas is set to resume this week along Highway 89 on Lake Tahoe’s West Shore between Tahoma and Tahoe City.

The work is part of the $34 million West Shore designed to help protect lake water quality by rehabilitating drainage and treatment systems, installing runoff collection and treatment, and adding curbs and gutters.


Caltrans Completes Highway 89 Repavement Project
10/19/2012
Marysville, CA – Caltrans (District 3) announced today that the shoulder-to-shoulder repavement project on Highway 89 from Squaw Valley Road to West River Street is complete. The $7.2 million project improves the surface for bikes and motor vehicles, and includes water quality protection from stormwater drainage. It also extends the pavement life an additional 10 years and significantly reduces future maintenance costs.
 

Motorists Should Expect Delays on Highway 89
7/17/2012
Placer County – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) is alerting motorists of traffic restrictions and to allow additional travel time on State Highway 89 from Tahoe City to Tahoma.

State Route 89 Placer Co Improvement Project to Launch
7/16/2012
Squaw Valley Road –  Today, the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) announced an eight mile, $7.2 million pavement project.  The pavement rehabilitation project will extend the pavement life by 10 years, restore ride quality for motorists, bicyclist, improve drainage and significantly reduce future maintenance needs.

 


U.S. Highway 50 Wildlife Crossing Project Begins
4/20/2012
 
Shingle Springs - The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) is alerting motorists that construction of a $1.6 M wildlife under crossing on U.S. Highway 50 in El Dorado County between Greenstone Road and El Dorado Road as work begins Friday evening.

Westbound Interstate 80 Traffic Subject to Detour
4/16/2012
Colfax  –  The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) advises motorists that westbound Interstate 80 will be subject to detour on Tuesday, April 17 from 5:30 a.m. to  6:30 p.m. for combined maintenance operations. The detour will begin at Highway 20 for commercial vehicles and at Rollins Lake Road for passenger vehicles.

Caltrans announces installation of enforceable speed limit signs on Hwy 50 and SR 89
4/3/2012
                                                                                            
Lake Tahoe BasinThe California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) is alerting the traveling public the new speed limit signs are scheduled to be installed. Starting on U.S. Highway 50 from the Agriculture Station to Pioneer Trail near the State line and on State Highway 89 in the  Meeks Bay area. The new sign instalation is scheduled for next week April 9, from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday
 
 

Caltrans Completes Project to Preserve Lake Tahoe's Water Quality
11/29/2011

El Dorado County – Caltrans announced today that it has completed a project on Highway 89 that will safeguard water quality in and around the Lake Tahoe Basin. The $17 million project received $11 million in funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery Act).


Caltrans Completes Three Tahoe Basin Roadwork Projects
12/7/2011
Lake Tahoe Basin, CA – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) announced today that construction has wrapped up on three roadwork projects in and around the Lake Tahoe Basin.

Wrapping Up Paving Work on U.S. Highway 50 in South Lake Tahoe
10/13/2011
South Lake Tahoe – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) is alerting motorists that up to 10 minute delays are excpected on U.S. Highway 50 in South Lake Tahoe. This wraps up the paving operation for the construction season, crews will be paving conforms (entries to the side streets) Friday and Saturday. The support work for the operation as part of a stormwater and water quality improvement project.

Water quality improvement construction project winterizes on State Route 267
10/19/2011
Placer County – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) is alerting motorists that up to 10 minute delays are excpected on State Route 267. Crews are winterizing and wrapping up the construction season.

Paving on State Route 267 may cause delays
10/7/2011

Placer County – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) is alerting motorists that up to 10 minute delays are excpected on State Route 267.  Crews will continue grinding and paving operations as part of a stormwater and water quality improvement project.


Expect Paving Delays on State Route 267
10/13/2011
Placer County – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) is alerting motorists that up to 15 minute delays are excpected on State Route 267.  Crews will continue grinding and paving from shoulder to shoulder  as part of a maintenance project.

Paving Work on U.S. Highway 50 May Delay Traffic
9/12/2011
South Lake Tahoe – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) is advising motorists to expect up to 10-minute delays on U.S. Highway 50 in South Lake Tahoe between Fremont Avenue and Trout Creek Bridge beginning on Wednesday, September 14.


Support work on U.S. Highway 50 subject to delays
10/7/2011
South Lake Tahoe – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) is alerting motorists that up to 10 minute delays are excpected on U.S. Highway 50 in South Lake Tahoe. This facilitates the project ,crews will continue support work for the grinding and paving operation as part of a stormwater and water quality improvement project.

Caltrans project includes water-quality gizmos
8/16/2011
Those traveling along Highway 50 in South Lake Tahoe recently might have noticed strange objects along the lake side of the road near Trout Creek.

Pedestrians and Cyclists Reminded to Respect the Cone Zone
8/12/2011
El Dorado County – Caltrans is reminding pedestrians and cyclists to respect the cone zone around Tahoe Basin projects, especially along the stretch from Trout Creek Bridge to Ski Run Boulevard on Lake Tahoe Boulevard (U.S. Highway 50). 

Lake Tahoe cleanup plan has clear vision
4/21/2011
California regulators have given the go-ahead to a sweeping plan designed to slash by one-third the pollution and soil runoff from the communities and highways that ring Lake Tahoe over the next 15 years.

Road Work Resumes in Lake Tahoe
5/3/2011
Lake Tahoe Basin, CA - The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) announced today that construction has resumed on five road work projects on the California side in and around the Lake Tahoe Basin. For the full press release click here.

Researchers: Tahoe clarity held steady in 2009
8/16/2010
Lake Tahoe clarity held steady in 2009 for the ninth year in a row, but the lake remains significantly murkier than in previous decades, according to University of California, Davis scientists who have monitored the lake for more than 40 years.