Area roadwork to ramp up |

Area roadwork to ramp up

Caltrans has four projects coming up for the Truckee-Tahoe area, but officials are promising minimal delays for drivers.

The first project is installing a pedestrian signal at the south end of Fanny Bridge in Tahoe City. Work will start on Wednesday, but the only slow-downs will occur between 6 p.m. and 7 a.m. Monday through Thursday, said Caltrans Spokesman Mark Dinger.

He anticipated that project completion would probably be next spring, but possibly before the end of the year.

The next project will also start Wednesday on Interstate 80 in the Truckee River Canyon. Work will entail cleaning up debris and replacing the median where last year’s New Year’s slide shut down the interstate for several days. The majority of work will occur at night Mondays through Thursdays, with the left lanes closed in both directions during that time, Dinger said. Completion is slated for early to mid-October.

Starting mid-September Caltrans will be grinding bad asphalt down and repaving the roadway near Cabin Creek and Squaw Creek on Highway 89 south, Dinger said. The project will also be done mostly at night with one-way traffic controls. Delays will be five to 10 minutes.

That project will take about a month, Dinger said.

Another section of Highway 89 will be repaved, covering a four-mile stretch from Prosser Dam Road to Hobart Mills, starting in the third week of September, and finishing by the end of next summer, Dinger said.

Similar work schedules, focusing on night time and Monday through Thursday, will be used for this project as well.

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