Another Tahoe roadway goes under construction

TAHOE VISTA, Calif. - Motorists this week can expect 20-minute delays and one-lane traffic control on California Route 28 from the Nevada state line to Estates Drive in Tahoe Vista for drainage work.

Work is scheduled to start at 8 p.m. Monday and conclude at 5 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 1, although that could be delayed by weeks.

Caltrans spokeswoman Deanna Shoopman said that while the work is designed to be at night, it could wash into the morning and day commutes.

"The temperature fluctuates at this time of the year, and it gets too cold to pave in the middle of the night," she said.

The work could take up to three weeks, said Caltrans' Rochelle Jenkins.

"Right now, we're experiencing abnormal delays, as there's so many projects all taking place in the same general vicinity," Jenkins said. "Drainage projects are so critical to the lake, obviously - we're hoping it doesn't take much longer, but delays could go another week or two."

Similar 20-minute delays are already being experienced on every road into and out of the Basin. Current roadwork is being done on California highways 28, 89 and 267.

All projects will be finished by Oct. 15, officials said.

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