CARSON CITY, Nev. – The Nevada Department of Transportation will host a public information meeting on Wednesday, May 31 to gather community feedback on future improvements considered for U.S. 50 between the State Route 28 Spooner junction and the Nevada-California state line at Lake Tahoe.
The proposed improvements would build safer, designated turn lanes by narrowing U.S. 50 to one lane in each direction between Glenbrook and Elks Point Road near South Lake Tahoe. Currently, many sections of the road are two lanes in each direction, without designated turn lanes for drivers to turn to and from residences and businesses along the highway. The future project could repave and restripe the highway with one travel lane in each direction, as well as a center turn lane. Designated traffic roundabouts, bike lanes, outside turn lanes and parking spots are also proposed for certain sections of the road. The improvements could potentially be constructed as part of future repaving projects.
The public information meeting will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 31 at the Zephyr Cove Elementary School multi-purpose room located at 226 Warrior Way in Zephyr Cove, with an informational presentation held at 5:30 p.m. The public is invited to attend the open-format meeting at any time between 4 and 7 p.m. to discuss the project and provide comments. Comments can also be made before June 16, 2017 by e-mail at ksteele@dot.nv.gov or by mail to Kent Steele, NDOT design, at 1263 South Stewart Street, Carson City, NV., 89712.