Lake Tahoe Basin and El Dorado County roadwork schedule: Dec. 22-28, 2019

Submitted to the Sierra Sun

Most traffic-interfering work will be restricted from 6 a.m. Tuesday, December 24 until 10 p.m. Wednesday, December 25 due to the Christmas holiday.


U.S. Highway 50 (El Dorado County): Work continues on a $5.2 million project to upgrade metal beam guardrail and construct concrete barriers at 89 locations from the Red Hawk Undercrossing to 1.9 miles west of the junction with State Route 89 in Meyers. Completion is expected in January 2020.

December 22-23

U.S. Highway 50 (El Dorado County) from Shingle Springs Road to Carson Road/8-Mile Road in Camino: Motorists can expect the #2 lane closed and intermittent ramp closures at various locations from 6 p.m. to 7 a.m. Sunday and Monday for guardrail replacement work. 

U.S. Highway 50 (El Dorado County): Work is in winter suspension on a $14.1 million project to replace the Echo Summit Sidehill Viaduct, located 7 miles west of South Lake Tahoe. This project is replacing the current bridge, built in 1939, with a new structure to meet current design and safety standards. Completion is expected in fall of 2020. For more information, visit 

U.S. Highway 50 (El Dorado County): Work is in winter suspension on a $57 million project from the “Y” intersection at 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 curbs, gutters and sidewalks, widening the highway to allow for bike lanes and resurfacing the roadway. Completion is expected next spring.           

State Route 193 (El Dorado County): Work continues on a $6.1 million project to build retaining walls at two locations on State Route 193 between Kelsey Road and Rock Creek Road and to install medal beam guardrail. Construction is being done behind k-rail with a signal in operation 24/7 for reversing one-way traffic control. 

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:

Source: Caltrans

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