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As you plan your trip to Lake Tahoe, we want you to be aware that Caltrans has several road projects this summer in the South Shore area. We recommend you allow extra time to reach your final destination on South Shore.

US Highway 50 over Echo Summit will be under construction beginning in May as Caltrans and its contractors work to replace the viaduct, built in 1939. The replacement will bring the new bridge up to current safety standards.

One way traffic will be intermittent on the descent into the Lake Tahoe Basin, with estimated wait times between 20-30 minutes.

Work will be suspended each Friday at noon and resume on Monday at 3pm.

Construction crews will be working hard to keep delays to a minimum. Please visit for more information and a recommended alternate route.

2019 Caltrans Construction Projects Flyer


US Highway 50 Echo Summit Bridge Construction Flyer

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