State Route 89 Placer Co Improvement Project to Launch

State Route 89 Placer County Improvement Project to Launch


Squaw Valley Road – West River Street- 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.


The project on State Route 89 from the Nevada County line to Squaw Valley Road in the Lake Tahoe area includes in-place recycling and placing a 0.25 foot Hot Mix Asphalt (HMA) overlay from Squaw Valley Road to Goose Meadows Campground.  Dig out and repair areas of severe failure with HMA, seal cracks wider than 0.2 inches and overlay with 0.25 feet of HMS for project limits from Goose Meadow Campground to West River Street. 


The prime contractor on this project is SIERRA NEVADA CONSTRUCTION, INC. of Sparks, Nevada.  Roadside message boards will be used to post the latest information.   


Motorists can expect delays up to 30 minutes in various locations, and one-way traffic controls from 7 p.m. to 10 a.m. Monday through Friday.


The project will begin July 16; the anticipated completion date is late 2012. Please be advised this schedule is subject to change without notification due to weather conditions.  Additional information on this and other Caltrans projects in the Tahoe Basin can be found on