Traffic signal at Warrior Way to be activated on Thursday

Workers install a traffic signal in late September at Warrior Way and Highway 50.

Workers install a traffic signal in late September at Warrior Way and Highway 50.

Brief lane closures will be in place Thursday on Highway 50 at Warrior Way along Tahoe’s east shore as the Nevada Department of Transportation stripes the intersection and activates a new traffic signal to enhance traffic flow and safety.

Single lane closures will take place between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. as crosswalks and stop bars are striped at the intersection. At least one lane in each direction will remain open at all times.

“Motorists should anticipate moderate travel delays, and are reminded to drive safely through the work zone,” State Transportation Spokeswoman Meg Ragonese said. “The new traffic signal will be activated after roadway striping is complete. Drivers should leave extra time to travel through the intersection and be prepared to stop for the new signal.”

The new signal provides protected turns to and from Warrior Way for the safety and mobility of the almost 19,000 drivers who travel the highway daily. 

In addition to the signal, crosswalks and sidewalks from the signalized intersection into the U.S. Forest Service Zephyr Cove Day Use Area. Also installed were infiltration basin and drainage improvements installed north of the intersection to enhance natural roadway stormwater infiltration and water quality.

On-highway parking from north of Warrior Way to the Zephyr Cove Resort entrance has been permanently removed to reduce safety concerns associated with vehicles parking along the shoulders of the highway.

“The parking restrictions are aimed at keeping everyone safer by reducing the potential of pedestrian and other traffic crashes,” Ragonese said. “Motorists previously parked on the narrow shoulder near the highway’s busy travel lanes, creating potential traffic safety concerns.”

Erosion and dust pollution created by parking on the dirt roadway shoulders can also impact the Lake Tahoe environment.

Additional state highway information is available at or by calling (775) 888-7000. Also follow @NevadaDOTReno on Twitter for traffic and project updates in northern Nevada, and @nevadadot on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram for updates from across the state.


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