Echo Summit Bridge Replacement

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October 22, 2016
Edward Smith

Echo Summit Bridge Replacement

The flow of traffic through Highway 50 will be detoured for the safety of all motorists as a highway project gets underway in the future. The Echo Summit Bridge has been scheduled to be replaced. Caltrans is giving plenty of advance warning to motorists. It is likely this project will create some level of discomfort to people trying to get through the area.

80 Year Old Bridge Needs Replacement

The Echo Summit Bridge in the vicinity of South Lake Tahoe. The reasoning behind the replacement issued by Caltrans is that the bridge is almost 80 years old and needs to be replaced due to roadway deterioration. During the last couple of years, the concrete has been deteriorating and chipping due to the deicing ices seeping through the roadways. There is also speculation that crews will be widening the narrow highway up to six feet. The project for the bridge will be funded and has already been approved by the State of California. The costs for the replacement of the bridge is approximately 9 Million Dollars. According to Caltrans, it is less expensive to replace the bridge.

Construction Will Commence May 2019

The work will begin in May 2019 and is expected to be completed by fall 2020. The highway will be shut down for 10 days by Caltrans during the project. There will be one-way traffic on Highway 50 from May to October. Caltrans also stated that once the bridge is replaced, the bridge should not be scheduled for repairs for another 50-100 years. We will keep you [posted on the details about the replacement project as they occur.

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