Nevada Department of Transportation seeks input on Tahoe turn lane proposal

The entrance to Round Hill Pines Resort at Lake Tahoe.

The entrance to Round Hill Pines Resort at Lake Tahoe.

A proposal to add turn lanes by reducing Highway 50 to one lane each direction between Glenbrook and Elks Point Road near Stateline is the topic of a May 31 meeting at Lake Tahoe hosted by the Nevada Department of Transportation.

The proposed improvements would build designated turn lanes by narrowing Highway 50 to one lane in each direction.

“Currently, many sections of the road are two lanes in each direction, without designated turn lanes for drivers to turn to and from homes and businesses along the highway,” transportation spokeswoman Meg Ragonese said. “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 is 4-7 p.m. May 31 at Zephyr Cove Elementary School multi-purpose room located at 226 Warrior Way in Zephyr Cove, with a presentation 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 may also be made before June 16 by e-mail at or by mail to Kent Steele, NDOT design, at 1263 South Stewart Street, Carson City, 89712.


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