Big Rockslide Closed Hwy 50 Near Lake Tahoe This Weekend
The rock slide forces drivers to instead circle around to Highway 80 through Truckee or Highway 88.
After blasting large boulders, both lanes was cleared by Friday evening, but Caltrans says to expect alternating one-way traffic control through the weekend as crews need space on the road continue to scale the mountain side.
US50 Echo Summit area Expect one-way traffic control this weekend. Due to the rockslide Friday. Crews continue to scale the mountain side. Visit https://t.co/HS687UgNj7 or call 1 (800) 427-7623 for real-time highway info. #KnowBeforeYouGo pic.twitter.com/X1bgNfa8Lj
— Caltrans District 3 (@CaltransDist3) April 10, 2021
Highway 50 is back open to one lane over Echo Summit. Rock scaling work continues and our crews will monitor 24/7 through weekend to make sure the route is safe for travel. @CHPSouthLake @CHPPlacerville https://t.co/PyPkdVgsGK
— Caltrans District 3 (@CaltransDist3) April 9, 2021
US-50 @ Echo Summit Caltrans working to clear the rockslide. The road is currently still closed but hopefully we will have one way traffic at 1pm. pic.twitter.com/5Rr2PDAw3Y
— CHP South Lake Tahoe (@CHPSouthLake) April 9, 2021