US50 Freeway Improvements from Stateline to Spooner Summit About Upcoming Information Kiosks | South of Lake Tahoe

Future traffic improvements along US50 on the eastern shore of Lake Tahoe will be highlighted at information booths hosted by the Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT). The kiosks will be used to gather public feedback on the initial concepts developed to address concerns identified during the first phase of public outreach last summer.

Review the information and meet with the study team to share your thoughts and feedback regarding US50 between Spooner Summit and the California state line. Study representatives will be available at the following times and locations:

March 30, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. – Douglas County Public Library, 233 Warrior Way, Zephyr Cove

March 31, 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. – Lake Tahoe Visitor Authority, 169 US 50, Stateline

April 2, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. – Kahle Community Center, Kingsbury Grade, Stateline

Interested persons can also visit dot.nv.gov/US50EastShore for study information.

Those who need special accommodations to access study information can contact 702-232-5288.

As part of the US 50 Corridor Management Plan, NDOT is collecting public feedback and evaluating the freeway between Spooner Summit and the Nevada-California border at Stateline. The first round of public information booths, held last summer, garnered feedback from the community. Public feedback, including challenges related to speed and access to and from the freeway, was then used to develop high-level concepts for improving the freeway.

The Spring 2022 Listening Tour will provide community members with the opportunity to provide feedback on these initial concepts before they are finalized into vehicle, transit and multimodal strategies to improve road travel and mobility. safety for all. The resulting plan will be completed by the end of 2022 and will provide a high-level view of potential options to improve road safety and mobility for all types of transport. The public will also have the opportunity to provide feedback before the plan is finalized.

The plan will be developed in conjunction with the TRPA, Tahoe Transportation District, United States Forest Service, Douglas County, and other stakeholders, and will be consistent with state transportation and environmental goals. and region established in the Lake Tahoe Bi-State Compact.

Average daily peak season traffic on the highway has increased from 15,000 vehicles per day in 2014 to nearly 20,000 in 2019. In a recent four-year period, accident rates were over 50% higher on US50 between Elks Point Road and Glenbrook Drive than with other similar highways across the state.

Against the backdrop of increasing traffic, NDOT also plans further improvements to the highway in the coming years. Starting this year, NDOT will install a traffic light at the intersection of US50 and Warrior Way. By controlling all directions of travel, the signal will help provide designated and safer access to and from the freeway.

Over the next five years, the Department also plans to repave and rehabilitate approximately 13 miles of US 50 between Stateline and Spooner Summit for a smoother, safer ride.

Additional information about National Highways is available at dot.nv.gov or by calling (775) 888-7000. Also follow @NevadaDOTReno on Twitter for Northern Nevada traffic and project updates, and @nevadadot on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram for statewide updates.

Jessica C. Bell