U.S. Highway 50 Y to Trout Creek
  • Lane closures will be in effect Monday through Friday, night and day.
  • No detours will be in place. Expect heavy traffic and delays.

Project Schedule 
  • Full Project: Spring 2017 – Winter 2019
  • 2018 Construction Season Schedule:
    • May 1 – October 15 (could be extended into November depending on the weather)
3 Phases
  • 2017 Construction: From the 50/89 Y to Winnemucca Avenue 
  • 2018 Construction: Winnemucca Avenue to Silver Dollar Avenue; “Y” intersection repaving
  • 2019 Construction: Silver Dollar Avenue to Trout Creek Bridge 

Project Benefits 
  • Water Quality - Protect and improve Lake Tahoe clarity
    • Collect and treat stormwater runoff
    • Drainage inlets with sand traps and new piping
    • Delaware sand filter
    • Infiltration basins
    • Concrete curb and gutter
    • Underground infiltration piping
  • Compliance with Caltrans cross slope standards & ADA guidelines, including:
    • Widen the roadway for bus pullouts
    • Provide 6-foot shoulders for bike lanes
    • Replace traffic signals
    • Replace curb, gutter and sidewalks
    • Signal and left turn lane improvements at Sierra Boulevard   
Traffic Management
Memorial Day to Labor Day (Peak Season):
  • The contractor must provide two traffic lanes in each direction from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.  From 8 p.m. to 8 a.m., one lane in each direction must be provided.
  • From 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday, the contractor may use the left-turn lane as a traffic lane, allowing the closure of the outside lane and shoulder in one direction for daytime operations such as drainage work.  When traffic is shifted in this way, left turns will be restricted.    
  • From 8 a.m. Friday until midnight Monday, no closures are allowed.
Labor Day to Memorial Day (Off-Peak Season):
  • The contractor must provide one traffic lane in each direction of travel from midnight Monday to 11 a.m. Friday. 
  • From 11 a.m. Friday through midnight Monday, no closures are allowed.
Learn more about the project

Before and After Phase 1:




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TAHOE TODAY 8-15-2017 Live from the Y to Trout Creek Project

Steve Nelson Interview on Tahoe Tonight