Allow Extra Travel Time on U.S. Highway 50 in the Sierra over the Next 3 Months
Caltrans advises of construction and maintenance work which will cause traffic delays along a 45-mile stretch of U.S. Highway 50 between Camino and Echo Summit over the next three months.
Crews will be setting up lane restrictions on the four-lane section of U.S. 50 in the Camino area and one-way traffic control on the two-lane stretch of highway over the summit. Motorists can expect up to 20 minute delays. These lane restrictions will continue through the end of November, weather permitting.
Caltrans will be removing hundreds of dead trees along the highway, paving a section of roadway over the summit and doing foundation drilling on Echo Summit.
There will be one-way traffic control starting at 9 p.m. on Sunday, August 21, and continuing through 9 a.m. August 26 at the Echo Summit Bridge. Crews will be drilling into the foundation to gather information for plans to replace the bridge. Work will take a break for another construction project and resume in late September. Completion is expected on October 15.
Highway 89 at Emerald Bay Scheduled to be Closed for Paving Work
The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will perform a full roadway closure of State Highway 89 near South Lake Tahoe from just south of the Cascade Creek Bridge to Bayview Campground and Inspiration Vista Point next month.
The full roadway closure is scheduled for two weeks beginning Monday, September 12, at 4 a.m. through Friday, September 16, at 4 p.m.; and from Monday, September 19, at 4 a.m. through Friday, September 23, at 4 p.m. During the closure, traffic will be allowed to travel through the work zone between 4 p.m. to 4 a.m. Tuesday afternoon through Friday morning. There will be no closure during the weekends from 4 p.m. Friday to 4 a.m. Monday.
State Route 89 (El Dorado County): Work continues on a $13 million water quality improvement project from Cascade Road to the Eagle Falls Viaduct over Emerald Bay. The project is constructing new drainage facilities to treat stormwater runoff and repaving a four-mile section of the highway. Completion is expected in spring 2017.
State Route 89 (El Dorado County) from Cascade Road to Upper Emerald Bay Road: Motorists can expect one-way traffic controls at various locations from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday for shoulder and driveway conforming paving 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 are being built 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 is being resurfaced. Completion is expected this fall.
State Route 89 (El Dorado County) from the “Y” intersection with U.S. Highway 50 to Lukins Way: Northbound and southbound motorists can expect the #2 lane closed from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. Friday for curb, gutter and sidewalk work. Motorists can also expect one-way traffic control from West Way to Cascade Road from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday for shoulder work.
U.S. Highway 50 (El Dorado County) from 3rd Street to Rubicon Trail/Carson Avenue: Eastbound motorists can expect one-way traffic control from 6 p.m. to 7 a.m. Monday through Friday for paving.