Way2Tahoe.com Echo Summit Project

September’s resumption of the U.S. Highway 50 Echo Summit Bridge Project will replace the bridge to meet current structural safety standards.

 

HIGHWAY 50 CLOSURE AT ECHO SUMMIT TO BEGIN MID-SEPTEMBER

  • UPDATE: The Echo Summit bridge is scheduled to reopen to traffic early Sunday, September 27, five days ahead of schedule!
  •  One-lane traffic will start again on Monday, September 28, to demolish a pier on the old bridge and finish barrier wall work. Daytime one-way traffic control is expected in the next few weeks to finish the project. Plan ahead for traffic delays.
  • One-way traffic control is scheduled for U.S Highway 50 to start, Sunday, September 13, 2020 – 24/7 for bridge demolition work of the existing structure.
  • Full closure of U.S Highway 50 over Echo Summit is scheduled for September 18 – October 2, 2020.
  • The construction zone will extend from the Caltrans Echo Maintenance Station, east for 1.2 miles.
  • During this construction period, take advantage of the alternate route through El Dorado and Amador County. Learn more here. Remember to practice safe social distancing and wear a face mask when traveling and visiting Tahoe.
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