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El Dorado County hosting meeting to discuss road closures during holiday weekends

The El Dorado County Department of Transportation will hold a public meeting early next week to present a traffic congestion circulation alternative that calls for closing roads in the Meyers area.

Anticipating traffic congestion on the Fourth of July and Labor Day holidays, DOT Director Rafael Martinez and District V Supervisor Sue Novasel will present a traffic alternative that officially and temporarily closes portions of Sawmill Road at U.S. 50 and North Upper Truckee at 50.

The meeting will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday, June 18, at the California Conservation Corps’ building located at 1949 Apache Ave., in Meyers.

DOT said in a press release it has collaborated with the California Highway Patrol, city of South Lake Tahoe, Caltrans and South Lake Tahoe Police Department to determine viable ways to alleviate excessive traffic congestion caused by mapping app directions and address safety issues on neighborhood roads as visitors leave the Tahoe Basin, particularly on holiday weekends.