Lucky 7: Truckee roadwork projects should create minimal delays
TRUCKEE, Calif. — Minimal impact to motorists is expected this summer in Truckee as seven major projects get under way.
“As with all of our projects, we’re trying to balance getting the construction work completed, while minimizing disruption to public traffic and the business community,” said Dan Wilkins, public works director/town engineer for Truckee.
Below is a brief summary of the town’s projects, which should mostly be free of delays, Wilkins said, outside of periodic short-term traffic disruptions of less than 5 minutes:
1. Brickelltown streetscape improvements are continuing, with work on the south side of Donner Pass Road adjacent to High Camp Home, For Goodness Sake, Mountain Home Center and the Flying A buildings expected to be completed in mid-July. Daytime and occasional nighttime work, Monday through Friday.
2. As part of a multi-season effort that likely starts in August, streetscape improvements including sidewalks, parking improvements, landscaping and burying of utilities will be done, extending from the McIver Roundabout to other previously completed Brickelltown improvements. Nighttime work will be encouraged, Monday through Friday. If daytime work is done, two travel lanes will be maintained during peak season. Meanwhile, occasional alternate one-way traffic flow would be allowed during the shoulder season; 5-minute delays pssibile.
3. The final portion of the Glenshire Drive road-widing project is scheduled from August into mid- to late September around the Glenshire Drive/Highland Avenue intersection, where safety improvements will be made. Primarily daytime work, Monday through Friday, with possible Saturday work; 5-minute delays possible.
4. Construction of a pedestrian/bicycle railroad undercrossing east of the existing Mousehole tunnel on Highway 89 between Deerfield Drive and West River has started and is expected to continue into summer 2016. Daytime, with limited nighttime work, is expected Monday through Friday, with possible weekend work.
5. In Glenshire, on Dorchester Drive, pedestrian safety improvements such as sidewalks and crosswalk markings will be made adjacent to Glenshire Elementary School, starting either at the end of June or early July and continuing into early August. Daytime work, Monday through Friday.
6. From late June into mid- to late July, slurry sealing will be done in the Armstrong, Gateway and Meadow Park subdivisions, along with portions of the Tahoe Donner and Glenshire. Daytime work, Monday through Saturday, with crews on any given street for one day.
7. Construction of the remaining paved trail connection to link Tahoe Donner at Northwoods Boulevard near Coyote Moon Golf Course to downtown Truckee is slated to start in late August, finishing either late October or spring 2016, depending on weather. Daytime work, Monday through Saturday. No traffic impact expected.