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Ceremony to celebrate completion of Highway 50 Project

A ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the completion of the U.S. Highway 50 Project will be held Friday at Lakeview Commons.

The $43.1 million project, which was designed to collect and treat stormwater runoff and add beautification features, took a decade in planning and three construction seasons, according to a press release. The project is a part of the Lake Tahoe Environmental Improvement Program. New storm drains have been installed to treat stormwater runoff to protect the lake, ADA-compliant sidewalks with lighting and landscaping have been added and a wider roadway complete with Class II bike lanes creates a safer riding environment for locals and visitors. The collaborative project between Caltrans and the city of South Lake Tahoe is located on U.S. Highway 50 from Trout Creek Bridge to Ski Run Boulevard.

Caltrans District 3 representatives, local elected officials, community leaders and residents will be on hand to celebrate the completion of the project and ceremoniously cut the ribbon.

The ceremony will begin at 2 p.m. at Lakeview Commons, which is located at the corner of Lake Tahoe Boulevard and Lakeview Avenue.

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