13 Tahoe-Truckee major roadwork projects planned this year
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TAHOE-TRUCKEE, Calif. — This construction season will be a busy one. Thirteen major roadway projects around Lake Tahoe are planned this summer. While construction season within the basin is typically between May 1 and Oct. 15, one or more projects may start next month, weather permitting.
“ … We understand the inconvenience of traffic delays, but we ask for motorists to be patient as we continue to make progress on these important projects that are helping to protect Lake Tahoe and improve highway safety,” said Steve Nelson, Caltrans District 3 public information officer, adding that it will “be the busiest season of construction in the Tahoe Basin” in several years.
There will be one-way traffic control on two-lane highways, and alternating lane closures on four-lane sections, he said. Full highway closures are not planned. Further, no weekend or holiday work is planned.
Below is a brief summary of the planned projects:
1. Weather permitting, work on the Kings Beach “Core of the Core” project that consists of streetscape and water quality improvements is anticipated to resume April 6 along the main stretch of Highway 28. Similar to last season, highway work will be done between April and June and after Labor Day into October, with work in The Grid during peak season. Work would extend from the morning into evening, with up to 20-minute delays possible.
2. On the West Shore, from Wilson Avenue to the Tahoe City “Wye” (primarily from Homewood to Ward Creek) on Highway 89, water quality improvements, road widening and paving will be done from May into October. Day and evening work is anticipated, with up to 20-minute delays possible.
3. From May into October, water quality improvements and paving will extend from Meeks Creek to Wilson Avenue in Tahoma on Highway 89. Up to 10-minute delays are possible.
4. Water quality improvements and paving just north of Eagle Falls Viaduct to Meeks Bay (primarily on south end of project) along Highway 89 will finish this year. Work will be from May into October, with up to 20-minute delays.
5. On Highway 267 from the Nevada County line to Brockway Summit near Kings Beach, pavement treatment will occur from May into October. Up to 20-minute delays are possible.
6. From August into October, pavement treatment will be done on Highway 28 from Sierra Terrace Road in Tahoe City to the junction of Highway 267 in Kings Beach, and from 0.1 mile west of Park Lane in Kings Beach to the Nevada state border (excluding the Kings Beach project). Up to 10-minute delays are possible.
7. Construction of a pedestrian/bicycle railroad undercrossing east of the existing Mousehole tunnel on Highway 89 in the town of Truckee is planned from May into October. Delays will be intermittent, up to 10 minutes possible.
8. On Highway 89, from Alder Drive in Truckee to the Sierra County line, pavement treatment will be done May into October. Up to 10-minute delays possible.
9. From May into October, work to replace a bridge and install a new traffic signal on Alpine Meadows Road over the Truckee River will be done to improve the safety and mobility of vehicles, pedestrians and cyclists. Up to 10-minute delays possible.
10. At the Donner Lake Interchange on Interstate 80, bridge substructure repairs will take place from May to July. Delays will be intermittent.
11. On Interstate 80, pavement treatment will be done from Boca to Floriston starting in May into October. Up to 20-minute delays possible.
12. From the Highway 50/89 “Y” intersection in South Lake Tahoe to Trout Creek Bridge, Southwest Gas will relocate gas lines from May into October in preparation for a future road project. Up to 10-minute delays possible.
13. Water quality improvements, road widening (in two-lane section) and paving from the Highway 50 “Y” to Cascade Road on Highway 89 will be the first in a two-season project that may stretch into three. Work will be from May into October, with up to 20-minute delays possible.