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Tribune Staff Report

The following are road improvement projects scheduled or progress by the California and Nevada Departments of Transportation:

Monday, July 6 through Friday, July 10

–Highway 28 in Kings Beach. Work is underway to construct curb and gutters in front of the Safeway store just east of the Highway 267 junction. Work will continue through the end of July.

–U.S. Highway 50 from Echo Summit to Johnson Pass Road. A project is underway to replace a metal beam guardrail on a 1-mile section of the highway. Motorists can expect delays from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Tuesday through Thursday.

–Interstate 80 from Auburn to the Nevada state line. A project is underway to seal cracks on the interstate.

–Interstate 80 at three locations between Auburn and Donner Summit. Work has resumed on a project to replace concrete, grind pavement, repair shoulder areas and seal cracks. The contractor is currently building a disposal pit at the Applegate interchange area. Motorists can expect lane closures about 18 miles east of Auburn from 6 a.m., to 6 p.m.

–State Route 89 and U.S. Highway 50 in Meyers and south toward Luther Pass. A South Tahoe Public Utility District project is underway to install a treated effluent export sewer line. The contractor started on the south end of the project at State Route 89 and Grass Lake Road. The project is expected to be finished in August.

–Highway 267 from Brockway Summit south to Stewart Avenue. Work is underway on a project to reduce erosion along a two-mile section of the highway. The work includes laying back slopes, rock lining slopes, repairing and improving drainage, constructing settling ponds, resurfacing pavement, grass seeding and wildflower planting. Estimated completion time is late October.

–Highway 28, from Tahoe City to Tahoe Vista. A Caltrans crew will repave the roadway. Motorists can expect delays up to 30 minutes.

–Kingsbury Grade. NDOT is working on the grade from the junction of U.S. Highway 50 to 4 miles up the grade. This week there will be both east and westbound lane restrictions from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m.

Work schedules are subject to change due to weather, equipment breakdown and scheduling problems. For up-to-the-minute information, call the Caltrans Highway Information Network at 1-800-427-ROAD.

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