Lake Tahoe Route 28 project should be done by busy season |

Lake Tahoe Route 28 project should be done by busy season

INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. ” The $5 million State Route 28 resurfacing project completed its second week Friday, with workers wrapping up preliminary paving of the entire 8-mile stretch between Sand Harbor and the U.S. Route 50 intersection.

A 3-inch deep overlay was applied to the Northbound lane in the project’s first week (May 3-8), and this past week, Granite Construction crews finished the entire Southbound lane, with the path opening again to motorists at 5 a.m. Friday, after being shut down since 7 p.m. Sunday, May 10.

The road closed again at 7 p.m. Sunday, before opening at 5 a.m. Friday, May 22, marking the end of the project’s 3-week full closure. This week crews will apply the final layer, a 1-inch thick protective coating to the road, said Nevada Department of Transportation Spokesman Scott Magruder.

“They should have no problem wrapping it all up by Friday (May 22),” Magruder said. “The whole thing has gone very well; the contractor went out there and is doing a great job.”

Workers started work for week one and two on the project’s east end, digging at night and paving during the day.

“It will be done right in time for Memorial Day, which is good,” Magruder said.

The project’s second phase involves one lane of traffic control from May 22 to July 2 on State Route 28 from Sand Harbor to the East Lakeshore Boulevard intersection. Motorists can expect half-hour delays during Phase 2, although it also plans to keep the road open without delays on the weekend.

If Granite cannot finish phase two by July 2, in time for the Fourth of July Weekend, Magruder said NDOT will levy a $15,000-per day fine against the contractor until work is completed.

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