Run, Bike Events to Cause Delays in Tahoe Area This Weekend
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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.
The Lake Tahoe Marathon weekend starts Friday with the Emerald Bay Marathon and half-marathon. Northbound motorists should expect to be delayed from 6:50 a.m. to 7:30 a.m. between Spring Creek Road and Inspiration Point (about 3 miles) for the start of the runs.
The annual Tahoe Sierra Century Bike Ride takes place all day Saturday, with riders using State Highways 89, 267 and 28 along with surface streets. There are 30-, 60- and 100-mile routes, all starting and ending at Squaw Valley. Motorists are reminded to "share the road" with cyclists and maintain at least 3 feet of distance when passing.
Marathon events resume on Sunday morning with the Lake Tahoe Marathon starting from Tahoe City and ending at Pope Beach on the South Shore. The California Highway Patrol will be holding traffic and restricting left-hand turns onto Highway 89 (West Shore Boulevard) at Granlibakken Drive, Cathedral Drive, and Sequoia Avenue during the start of the race, from about 6:50 a.m. to 7:20 a.m., as runners head south.
In addition, Highway 89 (Emerald Bay Road) will be closed Sunday to northbound traffic from 6:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. near Spring Creek Road, which is north of Camp Richardson. Traffic also will be stopped in both directions from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Sunday between Inspiration Point and Spring Creek Road for the 10K event.
For more information on the Lake Tahoe Marathon, go to runtahoe.com. For information on the Tahoe Sierra Century, go to tahoesierracentury.com. For updates on all of Caltrans' projects in the Tahoe Basin, go to TahoeRoads.com, follow @TahoeRoads on Twitter or "like" Tahoe Roads on Facebook.