South Lake Tahoe traffic delays expected for road projects |

South Lake Tahoe traffic delays expected for road projects

Highway and road improvements are expected in and around the South Lake Tahoe area as Caltrans continues its projects.

Here is a list of planned delays:

Highway 89 in South Lake Tahoe

Caltrans will maintain alternating lane closures from the “Y” junction at highways 50 and 89 as part of a $25 million improvement project through Friday, Sept. 11

On Wednesday, Sept. 9, work commenced from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. for curb, sidewalk and gutter construction. Work continues through 11 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 11.

Motorists can also expect one-way traffic control from Pope Beach Road to Cascade Road from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. through Friday for electrical work.

U.S. Highway 50, from Truckee Drive to Reno Boulevard in South Lake Tahoe

Eastbound motorists can expect alternating lane closures through Friday, Sept. 11, for gas line work.

Highway 50, from Apache Avenue to Country Club Drive in Meyers

Eastbound and westbound motorists can expect shoulder and auxiliary lane closures from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 11, for grinding and paving work.

Black Bart, Martin, Barbara avenues, South Lake Tahoe

Beginning Sept. 21, El Dorado County plans directional closures on Black Bart and Martin avenues, and full closures of Barbara Avenue as part of the Black Bart, Martin, and Barbara Overlay Project.

Barbara Avenue will be closed to all traffic on Sept. 23 and Sept. 28. Traffic will be detoured to Fountain Avenue.

Directional closures of Black Bart Avenue and Martin Avenue are currently scheduled to be in place between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. on Sept. 21, Sept. 22, Sept. 24, Sept. 25, and Sept. 29.

During these directional closures, motorists will only be allowed to drive in the direction of Pioneer Trail to Highway 50.

Motorists wishing to travel in the direction of Highway 50 to Pioneer Trail will be required to use either Al Tahoe Boulevard or Elks Club Boulevard. Additional traffic control with reversing controls may be needed between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. from Sept. 30 through Oct. 7 to complete the project.

Questions regarding the project or these temporary detours may be directed to Daniel Kikkert, the county’s resident engineer for this project, at 530-573-7914 or via email at Project updates will also be available at the Transportation Division website

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