Caltrans to close California Route 89 in Emerald Bay for erosion control Wednesday |

Caltrans to close California Route 89 in Emerald Bay for erosion control Wednesday

There will be a full daytime closure of a section of California Highway 89 in Emerald Bay next week.
Provided / Caltrans

The highway that runs around Emerald Bay will be closed for a full 12 hours next week.

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will close California Route 89 from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14.

The closure, according to Caltrans, is to place downed tress on the slope for erosion control. This requires the use of a large crane that will be stationed on the highway.

Dead or dying trees will be cut down from the area around the project site Tuesday, Nov. 13, and stacked onsite for placement on the hillside the next day.

Motorists seeking to access the West or South shores of Lake Tahoe on Wednesday will need to travel around the opposite side of the lake via Highway 28 and U.S. 50.

This work is part of a $4.4-million emergency project that includes construction of a 190-foot retaining wall adjacent to a section of the northbound lane of California Route 89.

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