Snow keeps falling; makes driving a challenge

October 11, 2011

Posted by admin in Outdoor & Sports on October 5th, 2011 By Lake Tahoe News.

A little snow doesn’t stop people in Lake Tahoe from doing what they want.

Swimmers were found at the South Lake Tahoe city pool this morning – even though the bubble has not been put on yet.

Snow will continue throughout today, with a 50 percent chance of the white stuff falling on Thursday, according to the National Weather Service in Reno. Tonight’s low is expected to be 29 degrees in South Lake Tahoe.

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The South Lake Tahoe Real Estate Group hopes visitors and residents alike have begun to prepare their vehicles for winter!  The snow has started falling and it only a matter of time before our home of South Lake Tahoe is nestled in the heart of Old Man Winter!

Weather and Road Information

May 27, 2011

Check for Driving conditions and road closures on the South Lake Tahoe Real Estate Team’s “Local Information” page.

Summit open without controls for long weekend

May 27, 2011

Posted by admin in Lake Tahoe News on May 27th, 2011

While all the work is not complete on Echo Summit, Highway 50 will be open in both directions without controls to bring people into and out of the South Shore for Memorial Day weekend.

The construction company doing the work on the wall replaced the heavy lifting ahead of schedule, which allowed the full closure to be lifted last weekend.

The road is open today and throughout the long weekend without controls. The one-lane closure will resume May 31 at 7am.

During the week this route that links the South Shore and areas to the west are subject to delays of 20 minutes during non-holiday weekdays.

Johnson Pass Road is not accessible.

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The South Lake Tahoe Real Estate Team Thanks Cal Trans for all their hard work and getting the pass open for the Holiday weekend.  Happy Memorial Day South Lake Tahoe, there no place like home!

Echo Summit Closure

April 21, 2011

Need an alternate route to South Lake Tahoe??  Check the Way2Tahoe website for closing dates and your best alternate route to South Lake Tahoe!  Summer is on its way and you don’t want to miss all South Lake Tahoe has to offer!

Much focus turning to Highway 50

April 8, 2011

Posted by admin in News on April 7th, 2011 for Lake Tahoe News.

Major changes are in store for Highway 50 in the coming months from Echo Summit to the Stateline area.

Among them, the groundbreaking is scheduled for April 26 on the first phase of the long-awaited Highway 50 project that for over a decade has called for curbs, gutters, sidewalks, landscaping, street lighting and a 6-foot wide bike lane alongside the major thoroughfare from Trout Creek to Ski Run Boulevard. The first phase alone is estimated at more than $48 million, with the city of South Lake Tahoe pledging $1 million.

The groundbreaking will likely beat the start of the highly anticipated work on the retaining wall at Echo Summit that’s considered so extensive it will shut down traffic through the major entry into Lake Tahoe for two weeks. Weather permitting, the work is scheduled to begin the first week of May and may continue into the Amgen bike race, the California Department of Transportation announced this week. Echo Summit is not on the route, but tourism officials want to make it easy for visitors to arrive for one of the largest anticipated events going into peak season. The Amgen Tour is slated for May 15-22.

Despite other reports to the contrary, Caltrans contends it never provided a definitive date of the work start date, so it is “not delayed.”

“There has never been a definitive date. The earliest start was always the first week of May. It’s all driven by the weather,” Caltrans spokewoman Carol Herman said.

To assist in navigating the multitude of state roadwork planned over late spring into summer, Caltrans has created a brochure and a web site highlighting an alternative route to circumvent the Echo Summit closure. The route from South Lake Tahoe covers Highway 50, 89 over Luther Pass to Highway 88 to Jackson. North of there, a motorist may take Route 49 north to Placerville or Route 16 through the Gold Country.

As for work closer to the Nevada state line, the City Council unanimously approved this week to mount safety signs directing pedestrians to avoid walking alongside Highway 50 next to the defunct Chateau at Heavenly redevelopment site, also known for years as the convention center project. Caltrans has diverted liability of the property issue with the city.

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