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Temporary road closure on Lake Tahoe West Shore early Thursday morning

California Route 89 will be completely closed for several hours Thursday morning in the Meeks Bay area on Lake Tahoe’s West Shore.

The highway is scheduled to be closed from 1 – 4 a.m. Thursday between Meeks Bay Resort & Marina and Sugar Pine Point State Park, according to the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans).

The closure is to allow for the installation of a bridge at Northridge Drive as part of the ongoing bike path extension from the state park to the resort.

In addition to the full closure, motorists can expect one-way traffic control on the highway from 4 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Thursday for continued shoulder work and installation of the new bridge.

The Federal Highway Administration's Central Federal Lands Highway Division is the lead agency for construction of the Meeks Bay Trail project and completion is expected by the end of October, per Caltrans.

The construction contract was awarded to Herback General Engineering for $3.6 million.

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The project includes construction of a 0.7-mile long Class 1 bike path on a new alignment. Project improvements include a bike/pedestrian bridge system over a drainage channel, bicycle railings, rockeries and water-quality features to treat runoff from the highway.

The project includes four crossings of private driveways and one crossing of a culvert.