South Shore’s Highway 50 and Highway 89 traffic update
The official deadline for highway grading projects is Oct. 15, as assigned by the Tahoe Regional Planning association — however, the board can issue exceptions on a case-by-case basis. Such exceptions have been approved for active Highway 50 and Highway 89 projects, in part because the work deals with water quality improvement. Water quality improvement and public health and safety factors are taken into consideration for exceptions to the deadline.
State Route 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 in some locations, and resurfacing a nearly 7-mile stretch of the highway. The project will be completed this fall.
State Route 89 (El Dorado County): Work is wrapping up on an $8 million project from Meeks Creek to Wilson Avenue in Tahoma — installing curb and gutter and drainage systems to collect and treat stormwater. The highway will also be resurfaced. The project will be completed this fall.
State Route 89 (El Dorado County) from Meeks Creek to Wilson Avenue: Motorists can expect one-way traffic control around the clock from 7 a.m. Monday to 11 a.m. Friday for pavement work.
State Route 89 (El Dorado County): Work continues on a $25 million project from the “Y” junction with U.S. Highway 50 in South Lake Tahoe to Cascade Road, north of Camp Richardson. Curb, gutter and sidewalks will be added in the 1.1-mile, four-lane section, and the highway will be widened in the two-lane section to Visitor Center Road to provide 4-foot paved shoulders on each side. Drainage systems are also being built and the roadway will be resurfaced. Completion is expected by spring 2017.
State Route 89 (El Dorado County) from the “Y” intersection to 15th Street: Northbound and southbound motorists can expect the one lane closed from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday for curb, gutter and sidewalk work. Northbound motorists can expect the one lane closed from Seventh Street to 10th Street from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. Monday through Friday for drainage work. Motorists can expect one-way traffic control from West Way to Cascade Road from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday for drainage work.
U.S. Highway 50 (El Dorado County) from Truckee Drive to Lodi Street and Blue Lake Avenue to Tulare Avenue/Al Tahoe Boulevard in South Lake Tahoe: Eastbound motorists can expect the one lane closed from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. Monday through Thursday for gas line relocation work.
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