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Roadwork update

Staff reports

Town roadwork projects

– Post Office – The downtown post office parking lot will be closed Saturday, Sept. 30 and Sunday, Oct. 1 for work. Any vehicles left parked in the lot Friday evening and still there Saturday morning will be towed. Post office patrons will need to park on the lot on Jibboom Street or Commercial Row for these days.

– Throughout town – Williams Communications will have traffic control at various locations throughout town for fiber-optic installation operations.

– Tahoe Donner – Southwest Gas will have traffic control on Slalom Way for gas line installation.

– Prosser Lakeview – Work will be on various streets for Southwest Gas service installation and pavement restoration.

– Downtown area – Work will be on Keiser Street, Perkins Street, Smith Street and Church Street for Southwest Gas line installation.

– Donner Lake – Town contractor will be paving Donner Pass Road from South Shore Drive to the town limits on Old Highway 40.

– Railroad crossing -The Union Pacific Railroad will continue reconstruction of the State Route 267 railroad crossing. Highway 267 will be closed between Commercial Row and West River Street through Sept., 29.

Caltrans long-term projects

– On Highway 28 from Tahoe City to one mile east of Tahoe City, Placer County is installing sidewalks throughout the downtown portion of Tahoe City. No traffic interfering work is expected.

– On Highway 28 at Carnelian Bay Road, five miles east of Tahoe City, work continues on a permit project to build a culvert under the roadway. The estimated completion date is October 2000.

– On Mon. – Sun., through Oct. 1 (Tahoe City), motorists can expect around-the-clock lane closures and delays of 5 – 10 minutes on Highway 28, east of Agatam Avenue.

– On Highway 28 between Tahoe City and the California/Nevada State Line, work continues on a $5.5 million project to resurface the roadway. Estimated completion is October 2000.

-On Mon. – Fri., through Sept. 29 and on Sun., Oct. 1 (Tahoe City), expect various lane closures and one-way traffic control due to around-the-clock work on Highway 28 from Tahoe City to the Nevada State Line. Expect nighttime delays of 20 – 30 minutes.

– On Interstate 80 in Placer and Nevada Counties from Kingvale to Soda Springs, work is underway on a $12 million project to repave roadway. The estimated completion date is November 2000.

– On Mon. – Fri. through Sept. 29 (Kingvale), the slow lane of eastbound I-80 will be closed for paving work between Kingvale and Soda Springs from midnight on Monday to 8 a.m. on Friday. Motorists can expect around-the-clock delays of up to 30 minutes. The Kingvale on and off-ramps to from eastbound I-80 will also be closed. The Kingvale off-ramp from westbound I-80 will also be closed. Drivers heading westbound can exit at Soda Springs. Drivers heading east can exit at Rainbow.

– On I-80 and Highway 267 and 89 in Nevada County in Truckee, work is underway on a $33.5 million project to construct a two-lane expressway, better known as the Truckee Bypass. The estimated completion date is summer 2002.

– On Mon. – Fri., through Sept. 29 (Truckee), various lanes of east and westbound I-80 will be closed from just west of the 267/89 Junction to just east of the 267/89 Junction from 12 midnight Mon. to 8 a.m. Friday. Expect around-the-clock delays of up to 30 minutes.

– On Thurs., Sept. 28 (Truckee), the Highway 89 north on-ramp to westbound I-80 will be closed. A detour is available. Expect around-the-clock delays of 10 – 15 minutes.

Caltrans short-term projects

– On Interstate 80, east of Truckee, motorists can expect the slow lane closed and delays of 5 – 10 minutes on eastbound I-80 from Boca to Floriston from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thurs. Sept. 28 A Caltrans crew will be doing slab repairs.

-On Highway 267, south of Truckee, motorists can expect one-way traffic control and delays of 5 – 10 minutes on State Route 267 at Northstar Drive and Martis Valley Road from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. through Sept. 29 Work crews are installing turn lanes in the intersection.

-On I-80, 18 – 20 miles west of Truckee, motorists can expect the slow lane closed with delays of 5 – 10 minutes on westbound I-80 from Cisco to the 20/80 junction from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 28. A Caltrans crew will be

repairing guardrail.


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