Support work on U.S. Highway 50 subject to delays
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.
· Friday through Saturday, from 7 a.m. Friday through 7 p.m Saturday: Motorists can expect east and westbound #2 lane closures at various locations from Fremont Avenue to the Trout Creek Bridge.
This work is part of a two-mile, $40.6 million road improvement project on U.S. Highway 50 from Trout Creek Bridge to Ski Run Boulevard in South Lake Tahoe. This project, a part of the Environmental Improvement Program, includes new sand traps, stormwater detention vaults and filtration ponds to collect and treat runoff before it reaches Lake Tahoe. In addition, the project will help reduce vehicle emissions by adding Class II bike lanes, Americans with Disabilities Act -compliant sidewalks, and pedestrian lighting. Other features include new intersection signals, landscaping and streetscaping.
Weather may prolong or cause work to be rescheduled. Caltrans urges motorists to use caution in this area and to "Slow for the Cone Zone."