New Lane Reductions on SR 28 as Part of NDOT’s Incline Village Area Improvements | South of Lake Tahoe

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. – Drivers will see additional nighttime lane closures on State Route 28 north of Sand Harbor State Park starting August 15 as the Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT) continues improvements off State Routes 28 and 431 near Incline Village.

From August 15 through October, traffic will be reduced to one lane overnight from 8:00 p.m. to 8:00 a.m. Sunday evening through Friday morning on State Route 28 near Memorial Point, Scenic View North of State Park of Sand Harbor. Flaggers will alternate traffic in the work area. The traffic lanes will be open on Fridays from noon to 8 p.m. on Sunday evenings. While the majority of delays will be minimal, drivers can anticipate delays of up to 30 minutes. An aging wooden retaining wall on SR 28 north of Memorial Point Lookout is being reinforced. Periodic lane closures have been put in place over the past week for the construction phase.

The new lane closures are in addition to these ongoing traffic restrictions as part of the project:

Intermittent single-lane closures will continue from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday where Marlette Creek crosses under SR 28 south of Sand Harbor State Park as drainage improvements are made, reducing pooling water on the causeway and improving water quality before reaching Lake Tahoe.
Single lane closures will continue from 3 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 3 a.m. to noon Friday on sections of SR 431 (Mt. Rose Highway) from the summit to the SR 28 roundabout in Incline Village during crews to repave and upgrade the roadside barrier rail. Commercial trucks equipped with air brakes (26,000 pounds or more) are prohibited from operating 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, westbound on the Mt. Rose Highway between Mt. Rose Ski Resort and Incline Town. The truck closure is a safety measure to prevent trucks heading down the mountain from experiencing brake problems in the roadwork area. Trucks will be allowed to travel east.

Construction during the 2022 season will include:

– Installation of the ITS – SR 28 conduit line from the Nevada/California border south past the casinos, and from the Northwood/Southwood Boulevard intersection to Incline Village in Ponderosa Ranch
– Certain cross slopes of the roadway will be rebuilt to improve the alignment and drainage of the roadway
– Drainage and guardrail upgrades will improve road safety and water quality, providing additional stormwater treatment before reaching Lake Tahoe
Improved sidewalks, curb ramps and driveway access
– An aging wooden retaining wall on SR 28, about half a mile north of the Memorial Point lookout, will be reinforced
– Drainage improvements will be made where Marlette Creek crosses under SR 28, improving water quality and providing additional stormwater treatment before it reaches Lake Tahoe
– SR 431 from the SR 28 roundabout at Incline Village to the Tahoe Rim trailhead at the top of Mount Rose:
– Repaving eight miles of SR 431 – Three inches of pavement asphalt will be removed and replaced
– Approximately three miles of new concrete barrier rail
– Some shoulders of the roadway will be rebuilt and flattened