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Highway 50 and Highway 89 traffic update in South Lake Tahoe

Southwest Gas contract crews examine a pipeline on Lake Tahoe Boulevard as part of relocation efforts.
Courtesy / Southwest Gas |

Highway 89 (El Dorado County): Work is wrapping up on a $20 million water-quality project from 0.1 mile north of the Eagle Falls Sidehill Viaduct No. 5 in Emerald Bay to the Meeks Creek Bridge in Meeks Bay. This project is adding new drainage features, curb and gutter, and resurfacing a nearly 7-mile stretch of the highway and it will be completed this fall. Motorists can expect one-way traffic control from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Thursday, Oct. 29, and 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 30, for drainage work.

Highway 89 (El Dorado County): Work is wrapping up on a $20 million water-quality project from 0.1 mile north of the Eagle Falls Sidehill Viaduct No. 5 in Emerald Bay to the Meeks Creek Bridge in Meeks Bay. This project is adding new drainage features, plus curb and gutter in some locations, and it is resurfacing a nearly 7-mile stretch of the highway. Motorists can expect one-way traffic control around the clock through Friday, Oct. 30, ending at 11 a.m., for road construction.

Highway 89 (El Dorado County) from the “Y” to 15th Street: Work continues on a $25 million project from the “Y” at Highway 50 in South Lake Tahoe to Cascade Road, north of Camp Richardson. Curb, gutter and sidewalks will be added in the 1-mile, four-lane section and widened in the two-lane section to Visitor Center Road to add 4-foot paved shoulders. Northbound and southbound motorists can expect the No. 2 lane closed this week through Friday, Oct. 30, for curb, gutter and sidewalk work. Motorists can expect one-way traffic control from Spring Creek Road to Cascade Road at the same time.

Highway 50/Lake Tahoe Boulevard from Rubicon Drive/Carson Street to Tulare Avenue/Al Tahoe Boulevard: Nighttime work is expected while Southwest Gas finishes pipe relocation through Friday morning, Oct. 30, from 8 p.m. to 7 a.m. Various lane closures and traffic controls through the work areas can be expected. The majority of work is for pavement repairs and final cleanup for the project area. Friday is tentatively the last work day for this project with the contractor returning in 2016 to complete the project.

For more information on road projects in the Lake Tahoe Basin, visit http://www.tahoeroads.com.


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