Open House Set for U.S. Highway 50 Echo Summit Project
Contact: Steve Nelson
Phone: (530) 741-4566 office, (530) 701-9459 cell
MEYERS -- The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) is seeking public comments on alternatives for a bridge project on U.S. Highway 50 over Echo Summit.
Caltrans has scheduled an open house on Thursday, May 21 from 6-8 p.m. at the California Conversation Corps office in the community of Meyers to present the project alternatives and answer questions about the project.
The CCC Tahoe Center office is located at 1949 Apache Avenue, Meyers, CA 96150.
Caltrans is currently considering five alternatives. Alternatives being considered include replacing the bridge in one construction season by closing Highway 50 for up to 90 days, replacing it in two seasons with a full highway closure of up to 50 days, replacing the bridge in two seasons with one-way traffic control, or rehabilitating the existing bridge in two seasons with a full highway closure of up to 50 days.
The bridge, which is located seven miles west of South Lake Tahoe, was built in 1938 and is showing signs of wear. The project is currently in the environmental documentation phase.
The total estimated cost of the project is $9 million, depending on the alternative selected. Construction is scheduled to start in 2019.
More information on the project is available online at: http://www.dot.ca.gov/dist3/Projects/3F350/prjindex.htm.