Road work continues

Sierra Sun Staff

Despite recent unexpected traffic delays caused by a Caltrans project to repair the bumpy railroad crossing downtown, road work in Truckee is proceeding on schedule, Town Engineer Jon Lander said.

Lander said the next significant impact to traffic should occur today, when contractors for the Western Undercrossing project will be installing a storm drain across West River Street.

Work on the drain should be completed by Friday, July 31. Southwest Gas will also be working adjacent to West River Street On Monday, Aug. 3, Lander said. The projects will reduce traffic to one lane with flag control while work is in progress.

The repaving of Donner Pass Road continues, and workers will be paving the base of the eastbound lane today and Tuesday, Aug. 4, Lander said. Slurry will be placed on the old pavement section of Donner Pass Road on Wednesday, Aug. 5 and Thursday, Aug. 6. Traffic will be reduced to a single lane over the Donner Pass Road/Interstate 80 overpass as the surface will be cold-milled on Friday, Aug. 7, Lander said. Final paving on the project will be completed the week of Aug. 10.

Lander said no traffic control is expected from the Glenshire Bridge construction project this week, although public works employees will reduce traffic to one lane while they make pavement repairs to the old bridge.

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