Public Meeting Set for Proposed Echo Summit Bridge Project
10/14/2016
Contact:  Steve Nelson
Phone:    (530) 741-4572; (530) 701-9459
 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE      
 
Public Meeting Set for Proposed Echo Summit Bridge Project
Caltrans Seeking Comments on Draft Environmental Document
 
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) is hosting a public meeting on Thursday, October 20 regarding its plans for a bridge replacement project on U.S. Highway 50 over Echo Summit.
 
The event is scheduled from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the City of South Lake Tahoe City Council Chambers, 1901 Airport Road. Community members will have the opportunity to view displays and ask questions from Caltrans staff members. A project presentation is scheduled for 6 p.m. The $9 million project’s draft environmental document is currently circulating and comment cards will be available.
 
In addition, there will be an opportunity to provide comments and ask questions about the Meyers Intersection Improvement Project. The $3 million project proposes to convert the intersection of Highways 50 and 89 into a three-legged roundabout.
 
Both projects are scheduled to start construction in 2019.
 
Caltrans District 3 is responsible for maintaining and operating 4,385 lane miles in 11 Sacramento Valley and Northern Sierra counties. For district news, follow Caltrans District 3  on Twitter @CaltransDist3 and on Facebook at CaltransDistrict3. For real-time traffic, click on Caltrans QuickMap at: http://quickmap.dot.ca.gov/.
 
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