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Tahoe Route 28 road project not affected by storms, official says

Kevin MacMillan / North Lake Tahoe Bonanza

INCLINE VILLAGE ” The recent sporadic and wet weather isn’t delaying work on phase two of the Nevada Department of Transportation’s $5 million State Route 28 resurfacing project, an official said Wednesday.

“It’s been raining, but the weather hasn’t been too much of a factor,” said NDOT Spokesman Scott Magruder. “They’re making good progress and are still planning on getting done by July 2.”

The project’s second phase, which kicked off last week, involves one lane of traffic control until July 2 on Route 28 from Sand Harbor to the East Lakeshore Boulevard intersection.

Much like the first phase, which finished at 5 a.m. May 22, the single-lane control will take place between 7 p.m. Sunday and 5 a.m. Friday. The plan remains to keep the road open without delays on the weekend, Magruder said.

Motorists should be prepared for up to 30-minute delays during phase two, although Magruder said most delays have been kept to about or under 20 minutes.

“We’ve had a few calls here and there, but for the most part, from what I’m hearing, delays have been pretty reasonable,” Magruder said.

If phase two is not complete by July 2, in time for the Independence Day weekend, Granite Construction, which is contracted for the project, will face a $15,000-per day fine from NDOT until work is completed, Magruder said.

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