Highway between North Tahoe, Spooner to close for 3 nights | SierraSun.com

Highway between North Tahoe, Spooner to close for 3 nights

Kevin MacMillan

INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — Surfacing upgrades to the oft-traveled stretch of Highway 28 between North Lake Tahoe and Spooner Summit will close the path to through traffic for three evenings next week.

Nevada Department of Transportation crews will perform work on the highway between the U.S. 50 intersection and Ponderosa Ranch Road, on the west side of Incline Village, from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. next Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, June 18-20, NDOT spokesman Scott Magruder said Monday.

Residents who live along the highway will be able to access their homes.

“NDOT feels that closing 28 is much more practical than doing traffic control during the day, which would back up traffic for miles,” said Magruder, adding that the work is weather-dependent.

In the summer of 2009, NDOT completed a $5 million project to resurface Highway 28 from Incline Village to the U.S. 50 junction, shutting it down completely to motorists for 12 days during a three-week stretch.

Next week’s work to strengthen the road’s grip is part of the project’s planned maintenance, Magruder said.

According to a 2007 NDOT traffic study, about 7,700 vehicles travel daily from the U.S. 50 junction through Incline Village.

Motorists seeking to travel to Carson City during the closures can take the Mt. Rose Highway (Highway 431) to Galena before hopping onto Interstate 580 south. Those seeking to get to South Lake Tahoe can circle Lake Tahoe along the West Shore.

Each route adds roughly 30-45 minutes of driving time.

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