Highway 50 Reopens to Vehicles Over Echo Summit Near Tahoe Following 2-Week Closure

When CalTrans announced they would be performing a three-week maintenance overall on Highway 50 near Lake Tahoe in September, drivers were annoyed to see significant detours over the popular highway. With hard work, CalTrans was able to complete the maintenance project to the Echo Summit Sidehill Viaduct early, allowing for travelers to easily get to Tahoe once again.

The road work was expected to last until October 3, but on Saturday night the road was reopened to the first car in two weeks:

CalTrans will keep the road to one lane during the week, with hopes of completing all road work within the next two weeks.

The road work included a full demolition of the iconic bridge over Echo Summit, which is what visitors drive over when they are greeted with fantastic views of Lake Tahoe while descending into South Lake Tahoe. Now, the drive is once again open and beautiful as ever.

Great work from CalTrans to make the project as quick and painless as possible. Enjoy your trip to Tahoe!

Active NorCal

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