Construction of Lake Tahoe shared-use path to resume
The final season of work on a shared use path between Incline Village and Sand Harbor State Park started April 22.
Assuming the construction schedule holds true, motorists should expect delays at times.
Officials are planning for day and nighttime single-lane closures throughout the construction area Sunday evenings through Friday evenings, according to the Nevada Department of Transportation. Single-lane closures also could continue on weekends during the off-peak season.
Delays could be up to 30 minutes.
Overnight, full road closures of Nevada Route 28 south of Incline Village are planned from April 29 through May 1, May 6-7 and May 14-15 to allow for the installation of the remaining bridges.
During those overnight closures, the road will be shut down in both directions starting at 8 p.m., and reopen at 6:30 a.m. However, those planned closures are weather dependent and could change.
Since access isn’t allowed through construction zones, officials said the work also will impact access to beaches and trails.
Project construction dates back to 2016. Once completed, a shared-use path will span a little more than 3 miles between Incline Village and Sand Harbor.
So far, the pathway has been excavated and paved, four bridge decks have been installed along with 2,800 feet of storm drain pipes. A pathway tunnel is being put in place as well as 5,000 linear feet of reinforcing walls, according to NDOT.
This year, final drainage, landscaping and other finishing work will be done as well as installation of remaining bridge decks.
Granite Construction is expected to finish the work this summer.
The work also includes three new parking areas near the Ponderosa Ranch and Tunnel Creek Café officials say will be much safer parking options for those wishing to access the beaches in that area.
The stretch of highway sees more than 2.5 million vehicles per year, along with thousands of pedestrians and bicyclists, according to NDOT.
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