Friday South Shore road report |

Friday South Shore road report

Jeff Munson

Welcome Lake Tahoe Marathon participants. It is said there are two seasons in Tahoe: Winter and construction. At least for today and tomorrow we will see a little of both.

Construction activity continues throughout the Lake Tahoe Basin today, despite an incoming cold front moving into the region. Highway 207 Kingsbury Grade to Highway 50 at Stateline has continued road construction.

n Expect one lane traffic and some brief delays along Highway 207 Kingsbury Grade this morning in both directions as utility work continues.

n Grading work continues in the basin, particularly at the redevelopment area at Stateline. Expect traffic stops and minor delays as trucks move in and out of the area.

Lake Tahoe Marathon

The 13th Annual Lake Tahoe Marathon is Saturday. Residents and visitors on the West Shore traveling northbound should plan to arrive in Tahoe City before 8 a.m. or wait until after 10 a.m. as traffic will be held at many West Shore neighborhoods for runners.

The Marathon starts in Tahoe City at 8:30 a.m. and the road typically opens behind the participants at a rate of 11 minutes per mile. Sunnyside to Tahoe City is usually open at 8:52 a.m. in both directions, and Homewood to Tahoe City is open at 9:36 a.m. in both directions.

In South Lake Tahoe, Highway 89 northbound traffic will be closed three miles north of Camp Richardson at Spring Creek Road from 7 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Highway 89 southbound traffic will be open, however, motorists are subject to 30 to 45-minute delays.

For more information about road delays, call (530) 544-7095 or visit The website is also home to a course map and profile, event descriptions and 2006 race results.


Incline Village will host this weekend’s XTERRA USA Championships, a multiple off-road triathlon Sept. 28-30. Police officials will be stationed throughout Incline on Saturday and Sunday.

A portion of Lakeshore Boulevard will be closed for roughly an hour both days to make way for the start of Saturday’s XTERRA Nevada triathlon and Sunday’s XTERRA USA Championship triathlon. The road could be closed as late as 10:15 a.m. Eastbound traffic from Country Club all the way down to the entry to Ski Beach will be closed.

Incline Way will be closed to through traffic from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. both days. People will be allowed access to the Recreation Center, just not via driving. Officials from the Nevada Highway Patrol will be stationed on State Route 28 near the Ponderosa Ranch, where cyclists will cross the highway for both events Saturday and Sunday. The highway won’t be blocked for a specific time frame, only when riders approach to cross.

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