Construction projects delay motorists |

Construction projects delay motorists

Staff reports

California Department of Transportation has announced several projects scheduled that may affect South Shore drivers and Highway 50 eastbound motorists.

— Today through Friday, on Highway 89 in the South Lake Tahoe area, motorists can expect one-way traffic control and delays of 5 to 10 minutes on Highway 89 at various locations between the Luther Pass and Eagle Falls campground. Construction runs from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Caltrans crews are doing routine maintenance along the road.

— Today through Friday, motorists traveling east of Placerville can expect various lane closures affecting both directions of Highway 50 from east of Newtown Road to Sawmill Road. Road work runs from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Expect up to 10 minute delays.

— Highway 50 east of Pollock Pines to Meyers work is under way on a $5 million project to apply a new chip seal to 32 miles on both lanes of Highway 50 between Icehouse Road and Pioneer Trail. Completion is expected by late fall. No delays are expected.

n On Highway 50 in Camino, east of Placerville, work will continue on a $15.6 million project to rehabilitate Highway 50.

Improvements include a new asphalt overlay, wider road shoulders and a new bridge deck for the East Camino undercrossing. Completion is expected this fall.

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