Paving Work to Start on State Highway 89 in Meeks Bay
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Paving Work to Start on State Highway 89 in Meeks Bay

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.

Work started in May on a $20 million project from Meeks Creek to just north of Emerald Bay, about a seven-mile stretch of the highway, adding drainage features to collect and treat stormwater runoff.

The project also calls for an asphalt overlay of the highway, but sections of the existing roadway are in need of repair prior to the resurfacing. Delta Construction was awarded the $923,000 contract to do that work.

The water-quality project is part of Caltrans' continuing commitment to the Lake Tahoe Basin Environmental Improvement Program (EIP) - a partnership of federal, state and local agencies, private interests, and the Washoe Tribe - created to protect and improve the extraordinary natural resources in the basin.

The pavement work, scheduled for Scenic Drive in Rubicon Bay to Meeks Creek, will be Monday through Thursday from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. and will require one-way traffic control. It's expected to be completed in mid-August. Work on the water-quality project is taking place at nights, from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. Monday through Friday, and will continue into mid-October before going into winter suspension. It's scheduled for completion in fall 2015.

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