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West Shore road project around-the-clock

Tribune staff report

The contractor for a Caltrans project on Highway 89 on Lake Tahoe's West Shore switches to around-the-clock construction this week.

Road and Highway Builders is working anoon Friday in the McKinney Creek area of the nine-mile, $41 million Lakeside Environmental Improvement Project from Tahoma to Tahoe City.

Crews also will work daytime from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday and until noon Friday in Tahoma.

Southwest Gas' contractor continues work on the north end of the project limits to relocate and replace gas lines. That effort will be finished this season. Gas work this week is overnight from 6 p.m. to noon Monday through Friday from Middle Sequoia Avenue to Cathedral Drive. The gas work will go up to Granlibakken Road.

The contractor is rebuilding the highway in three-mile stretches. The first phase, from Wilson Avenue in Tahoma to Cherry Street in Homewood, will be completed this season, with the second phase built in 2015 and the third phase built in 2016.

Motorists should expect 5- to 10-minute delays at each one-way traffic control stop. No work is allowed between noon Friday and 10 p.m. Sunday.

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