Lake Tahoe Basin and El Dorado County Roadwork Schedule Sunday through Saturday, December 10-16, 2017
12/8/2017
Steve Nelson,  steve.nelson@dot.ca.gov
Office (530) 741-4566; Cell (530) 701-9459


State Route 49 (El Dorado County): Work continues on a $22 million project to replace the South Fork American River Bridge in Coloma-Lotus. This project will make seismic improvements to the bridge, widen the structure to allow for 8-foot shoulders and 6-foot sidewalks, and also make roadway improvements to State Route 49 on either side of the bridge. Completion is expected in fall 2018.
       
December 11-15
State Route 49 (El Dorado County) at the South Fork of the American River: Motorists can expect one-way traffic control from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday for bridge and roadway construction. 


U.S. Highway 50 (El Dorado County): Work is in winter suspension on a $57 million project from the “Y” intersection with State Route 89 to the Trout Creek Bridge in South Lake Tahoe. This project is building new drainage systems to collect and treat stormwater runoff, rebuilding curb, gutter and sidewalks, widening the highway to allow for bike lanes and resurfacing the roadway. Work will resume in spring 2018 and completion is expected in fall 2019.

State Route 89 (Placer County): Work is in winter suspension on a $35 million project in Tahoe City to build a new Truckee River bridge east of the Caltrans Maintenance Yard with roundabouts on either end of the realignment, replace the existing Truckee River (Fanny) Bridge, construct a roundabout at the “Wye” intersection and make complete street enhancements to the portion of State Route 89/West Lake Boulevard. Work will resume in spring 2018. For more information, visit: www.fannybridge.org
 
SHORT-TERM PROJECTS
 
State Route 49 (El Dorado County) from Tullis Mine Road to China Garden Road in Diamond Springs: Motorists can expect one-way traffic control from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday for culvert replacement work.
 
State Route 49 (El Dorado County) in the South Fork American River Canyon between Cool and Auburn: Motorists can expect one-way traffic control in a one-mile area around the clock into January for retaining wall work. Flaggers are controlling traffic from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. and an automated signal is being used in a shorter closure area overnight from 8 p.m. to 7 a.m.

U.S. Highway 50 (El Dorado County) about two miles east of Fresh Pond: Westbound motorists can the #2 lane closed around the clock behind k-rail for drilling work.

U.S. Highway 50 (El Dorado County) from Trout Creek to the Nevada state line in South Lake Tahoe: Eastbound westbound motorists can alternating lane closures at various locations from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday for pavement crack sealing work.

State Route 89 (Placer County) from Timberland Drive to Ward Avenue/Sunnyside Lane: Motorists can expect one-way traffic control at various locations from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday for dead tree removal work.

State Route 89 (El Dorado County) from Cascade Road to Rubicon Point: Motorists can expect one-way traffic control at various locations from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday for dead tree removal work.
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The Caltrans District Traffic Management Branch has reviewed each project and determined that individual project delays are expected to be less than the statewide policy maximum of 30 minutes, unless noted otherwise above. Lanes are numbered from the center divide (#1) to the shoulder (#2, 3, 4, etc.).
 
Unexpected schedule changes may occur. For current information on roadwork, delays, road conditions and emergency closures, call the voice-activated Caltrans Highway Information Network (CHIN) at 1-800-427-7623 (ROAD) or visit Caltrans’ “QuickMap” website at: http://quickmap.dot.ca.gov/