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Overnight Road Closure of SR 28 June 17 and 18

Post Date:06/07/2019 1:14 PM
Overnight road closures will take place on State Route 28 south of Incline Village June 17 and 18 as the Nevada Department of Transportation places final roadway striping as part of installation of the State Route 28 shared used path.
Both directions of SR 28 will be closed between Lakeshore Boulevard in southern Incline Village and the U.S. 50 junction from 8 p.m.-6:30 a.m. nightly June 17 and 18 as final roadway striping is placed on the highway.
The closures are scheduled for overnight hours to reduce impact on heavy daytime traffic. The closures are subject to change. One potential alternate route for north to south traffic is Mt. Rose Highway connecting Incline Village to southern Reno and taking Interstate 580 to U.S. 50 to Lake Tahoe.
Through late June, daytime single lane closures will also take place Mondays through Fridays from 7 a.m.-6:30 p.m. in areas between the southern end of Incline Village and three miles south of Sand Harbor State Park. Periodic overnight and weekend single lane closures may also occur. Motorists should anticipate 20 to 30-minute travel delays.
The roadway striping is one of the finishing touches on a multi-year project to build a three-plus mile shared-use path from the southern end of Incline Village to Sand Harbor State Park. With more than 70 percent of the pollutants impacting Lake Tahoe’s clarity coming from the built environment, water quality improvements such as enhanced roadside drainage inlets, sediment filtration systems and erosion control were also installed to help preserve the quality of stormwater entering Lake Tahoe. The project also includes additional roadway emergency pull-outs, transit upgrades and three new paid parking areas near the Ponderosa Ranch and Tunnel Creek Café to provide safer parking options.
The pathway remains closed, and recreationists are reminded that they can be fined for traveling on the trail before it is officially opened.
When open by early July, the new pathway by contractor Granite Construction will enhance safety and mobility for everyone on the roadway. More than 2.5 million vehicles a year travel on SR 28, mixing with as many as 2,000 pedestrians and bicyclists who park and recreate near the roadside on peak days, creating safety and accessibility concerns on the mountain highway.
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