Contact: Steve Nelson
Phone: (530) 741-4566
Work Wraps Up for Season on Project in South Lake Tahoe
Year 1 of Water Quality Improvements and Highway Reconstruction
Part of the Lake Tahoe Environmental Improvement Program -- a partnership of federal, state and local agencies, private interests and the Washoe Tribe created to protect and improve the natural and recreational resources of the Lake Tahoe Basin -- this three-year, $56.7 million project consists of building a new drainage system to treat stormwater runoff, rebuilding sidewalks, curbs and gutters, widening the highway shoulders to provide Class II bike lanes on both sides, and upgraded traffic signals. It’s scheduled to be completed in fall 2019.
This season’s work started just east of the “Y” intersection with State Highway 89 and finished at Winnemucca Avenue. Next season the work will be from Winnemucca to Sierra Boulevard, and the “Y” intersection will be repaved.
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