Keys will be repaved |

Keys will be repaved

Susan Wood, Tahoe Daily Tribune

David Borges can hardly wait until city roadwork crews roll out the equipment Monday to start a repaving job on Tahoe Keys Boulevard, one of the most popular vehicle routes in South Lake Tahoe.

“It’s going to be Rollerblade heaven,” the Keys chiropractor said, adding his intention to hit the road when the work finishes in one week.

Work crews will also include Venice Drive in the overlay job, anticipated to begin at the Tahoe Keys Marina before turning at Keys Boulevard to Highway 50.

City Street Supervisor Leo Tate said the two Keys arteries — which receive a lot of vehicle and boat-trailer traffic — “have been in need of paving rehabilitation for some time now.”

The Keys was last repaved about 20 years ago.

This year’s work, scheduled from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., will require no parking on the street. Vehicles parked in the work zone may be towed at the owner’s expense. Flaggers will direct traffic through the area.

As part of the Lower West Side Wetland Restoration Project, the California Tahoe Conservancy will pick up the cost of the job, estimated at $299,400.

The city intends to use two years of designated overlay funds to pay for a reconstruction job of Lake Tahoe Boulevard from the “Y” at the intersection of highways 50 and 89 to the South Tahoe High School entrance. It’s estimated to cost $650,000.

El Dorado County plans to send its road work crews to Lake Tahoe Boulevard in September for its repaving job that heads from the city limits up North Upper Truckee Road to Grizzly Mountain Drive. This is where county roadwork crews have concentrated on a chip-seal job that should be completed by the end of next week.

The preparation work for the resurfacing job is expected to start at the first part of the month, with the overlay to occur a few weeks later.

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