For some years now, driving from Echo Summit down Meyers Grade to South Lake Tahoe has been scary as the 1030s rock wall barrier on the cliff side has continued to crumble. The fact that in recent years sand bags have been placed in the sections where the wall was missing wasn't much comfort.
This late spring and early summer, the rock wall is being replaced with a modern concrete barrier. The first phase involved the road being completely closed for ten days of round the clock work, which ended this afternoon. One way controlled traffic will continue on weekdays through the Fourth of July.
The link below includes photos of the work. Even more amazing is a link on that page to a one minute video of pictures taken during the project. The snow from two storms which occurred during this period show clearly. CalTrans worked hand in hand with the contractor to keep the road clear so that work could continue.
Wow, what a project! I heard this afternoon that the highway was open again. Our late season storms must have given Caltrans some major headaches.
I wasn't able to watch the video because my internet is too slow but the photos are pretty amazing. You must be so thrilled that the improvements are finally underway.
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Thanks for sharing the link.
Amazing job by CalTrans !
I remember many a scary drives thru Echo Summit, especially in the winter to go skiing.
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