Nevada wraps up road work, California continues |

Nevada wraps up road work, California continues

Adam Jensen
Motorists lineup behind road work on U.S. Highway 50 through South Lake Tahoe Thursday afternoon. Adam Jensen / Tahoe Daily Tribune

Roadwork on the Nevada side of Lake Tahoe’s South Shore is largely complete for the summer, while the California side of the lake is expected to continue to see delays as major construction continues.

Landscaping, striping and electrical work continues on a $43 million Caltrans project from Trout Creek Bridge to Ski Run Boulevard, according to the latest update on the work posted on Completion is expected in late summer or early fall. Lane closures are expected during the week and from 5 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Friday, according to Caltrans.

Lane closures on Highway 50 between Fairway Avenue and Wildwood Avenue are also expected to continue from 12 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Friday for drainage work, according to the Caltrans page.

Work also continues on a $7.3 million project from just west of Ski Run Boulevard to Wildwood Avenue that includes curbs, gutters, new drainage systems and highway resurfacing the highway. Completion of that project is expected by 2014.

The Nevada Department of Transportation expected to wrap up a relatively mild season for roadwork at Lake Tahoe’s South Shore this week. Maintenance work on the valley side of Kingsbury Grade is expected to be completed Friday morning, NDOT spokesman Scott Magruder said.

A similar project on Highway 28 between Spooner Summit and Incline Village that saw the road closed entirely Tuesday and Wednesday nights has been also been completed Magruder said.

“That’s pretty much all that’s going on in the Tahoe Basin,” Magruder said.

Nevada motorists may not be as lucky next year, as NDOT is expecting to undertake major repairs on the lake side of State Route 207. The 4-mile, $7.5 million project is expected to involve lane closures and cause significant traffic delays on Kingsbury Grade next summer.

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