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Weekday road crews begin work

Orange highway cones are sprouting up in the Lake Tahoe Basin as quickly as springtime wild flowers.

Construction on near U.S. Highway 50 near the state line is being joined by a $6.1 million repaving project along California State Route 89, near Camp Richardson.

“This is a project that was started last year to resurface 27 miles of highway in El Dorado County between Meeks Bay and the Alpine County line,” said Mark Dinger, spokesman for California Department of Transportation. “Eight of those miles were done late last year, and we have 19 miles to go.”

Crews are working Mondays through Thursdays on State Route 89 through June. Traffic is restricted to one lane with 10 to 20 minutes delays in either direction. Work stops every Friday through Sunday for weekend traffic.

Sgt. Michael Stewart, of the California Highway Patrol, said an officer will be posted at the work site while construction is in progress.

“The best thing to do is try to listen to the radio and be aware that this is the way it goes in South Lake Tahoe because the work can’t be done in the winter,” he said. “If you know there is road construction plan extra time and leave earlier.”

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