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, the department announced today.
Following the Fourth of July holiday break, contractor Road and Highway Builders began working a 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. shift Monday through Friday and 10 p.m. Sunday to 6 a.m. Monday. No work is perfomed on the weekends. That schedule is expected to continue until August 15.
Work is currently ongoing in two locations, between Ward Creek and Sugar Pine Road on the south end and from Pine Avenue to Cathedral Drive on the north end.
The multi-year, $70.1 million project from Tahoma to just north of Granlibakken Road in Tahoe City is upgrading storm water drainage and treatment systems, adding curb and gutter, resurfacing and realigning the road, adding some new left-turn pockets and widening the shoulders on an eight-mile stretch of the highway. It’s part of the multi-agency Lake Tahoe Environmental Improvement Program to help preserve and protect Lake Tahoe.
Completion of the project was originally targeted for the end of this season, but some work now will extend into 2017. 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.