Contractor pushes start of Highway 50 closure back |

Contractor pushes start of Highway 50 closure back

Dylan Silver

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. – C.C. Myers, the contractor for the Highway 50 project, has pushed the earliest possible start date for the two-week closure from April 15 to the first week of May.

The company will not give a definitive earliest possible date because the start of the project is weather dependent, said spokeswoman Beth Ruyak.

The reason for the later start is the company is finishing and approving the custom form liners for the new rock wall, Ruyak said. The project is still on schedule, she added.

The closure could coincide with the AMGEN Tour of California, expected to bring 20,000 to 25,000 visitors to the area in mid-May.

“(The start date) is going to be up to (the contractor),” Mike Cook, a Caltrans spokesman, told the South Lake Tahoe city council March 5. “If we got beautiful weather and they can go, we’re going to have to go.”

C.C. Myers plans on being completely finished with the two-week closure and the six weeks of one-way traffic control by the July 4 weekend.

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