Tahoe City to get message sign | SierraSun.com

Tahoe City to get message sign

Jules Witek
Sierra Sun

Caltrans is installing an electronic message sign on Highway 89 south, less than a mile north of Tahoe City.

The sign, which will be erected by mid-September, will be accompanied by two others on Interstate 80. They are part of a larger plan aimed at improving traffic flow in the region.

“These signs,” said Caltrans spokeswoman Shelly Chernicki, “are to keep drivers informed so they can make better decisions.”

According to Caltrans, the signs will help improve traffic congestion, travel time and alert drivers of weather and road conditions. They will also be connected to the Amber System, a statewide alert system to inform drivers of abductions.

Additionally, Chernicki said Caltrans will be installing highway advisory radios, low-frequency flashing beacons and closed-circuit television cameras. The cameras will not be used to monitor traffic violators, Chernicki said.