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Summer 2023 Road Construction Resources & Updates

Mon | Sep 11, 2023

Summer 2023 Road Construction Resources & Updates

A number of projects are occurring in the region that will improve and repair infrastructure, but will also impact traffic and transportation at multiple locations between Incline Village and Tahoe City this summer. From replacement gas lines and water mains to pothole repairs, replacement paving and guardrail installations, it’s all underway.

While this summer (and next summer) will continue to be a challenge for drivers on SR 28, please keep the long-term gain in mind – replaced gas lines for the benefit and safety of our community plus smooth and durable pavement that will ONLY need routine maintenance for many years come.

Here’s where to find updates related to what’s happening and where to expect delays:

Map of 2023 Truckee/Lake Tahoe Area Construction Projects – NDOT

Map of 2023 Lake Tahoe/Truckee Projects – Caltrans

SR-431 (Mt. Rose Highway) – NDOT

SR-28 – Incline Village to Crystal Bay – NDOT

North Lake Tahoe Lateral Pipeline Replacement Project (SR-28 – Kings Beach to Tahoe City) – Southwest Gas

Kings Beach (in the grid) – NTPUD


Road Construction Updates:

  • Traffic updates for the week of September 10-16:
    • Tahoe City (Southwest Gas & Q&D Construction)
      • Sunday night-Wednesday evening: Makinaw Rd
        • This work will be 24 hours with bidirectional traffic.  This work will require no parking in and around the work zone from SaveMart to North Tahoe Arts.  
      • Wednesday evening-Friday: The crew will move up 1600 ft west of Rocky Ridge
        • The work at Rocky Ridge will be 24 hours with single-lane closures. They will be off the road on Friday at 12:00 p.m.
  • Looking ahead at traffic updates for the week of September 17-23:
    • Tahoe City (Southwest Gas & Q&D Construction)
      • Sunday at 7 p.m.-Friday at 12 p.m.: SaveMart to Jackpine St.
        • Bi-directional traffic 24 hours a day from Sunday, 9/17 at 7 p.m. until Friday, 9/22 at 12 p.m.
        • Closure locations will move with the crew as they complete work.
        • Expect no street parking throughout Tahoe City from the 17-23.
  • More Q&D Construction project info here.

  • Traffic updates for the week of August 27-September 1:
    • SR 28 between Tahoe City & Kings Beach (Southwest Gas & Q&D Construction)
      • One-way traffic control is scheduled between Jeffrey Way and Ridgewood Road in Carnelian Bay from Sunday, August 27 at 7 p.m. until Friday, September 1 at 6 a.m. No work is scheduled on the weekend.
      • One-way traffic control is scheduled between Granite Road and Agate Road from Monday, August 28 until Thursday, August 31 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. No work is scheduled between the hours of 7 p.m. – 7 a.m. and on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
      • Motorists could encounter delays of up to 30 minutes on Highway 28. All work on road construction projects will be suspended on weekends and on the Labor Day holiday.
      • Schedules are subject to change due to weather, equipment or material availability or other unexpected events.

  • Traffic updates for the week of August 14-18:
    • SR 28 between Tahoe City & Kings Beach (Southwest Gas & Q&D Construction)
      • One-way traffic is scheduled between Center Street and RIdgewood Road in Carnelian Bay from Sunday, August 13 at 7 p.m. until Friday, August 18 at 8 a.m. No Work is scheduled on the weekend.
      • Bi-directional traffic with a lane shift is scheduled from 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday, August 14 between Anderson Road and National Avenue in Tahoe Vista.
      • Bi-directional traffic with a lane shift is scheduled from 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Tuesday, August 15-Thursday, August 17 between Stag Drive and Estates Drive in Tahoe Vista. No work is scheduled between the hours of 7 p.m.-7 a.m. and on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
      • Motorists could encounter delays of up to 30 minutes on Highway 28. All work on road construction projects will be suspended on weekends and on the Labor Day holiday.
      • Schedules are subject to change due to weather, equipment or material availability or other unexpected events.
    • SR 431: Mt Rose Hwy
      • Commercial Vehicle Restrictions are temporarily lifted.
    • SR 28: Marlette Creek
      • Work continues on the new detention basin and drainage improvements continue on SR 28 at Marlette Creek (near Thunderbird Lodge) with single-lane flagger control. Working hours are 24 hours a day from Sundays at 8 p.m. through Fridays at noon, and is expected to conclude by the end of September.
    • SR 28: Crystal Bay
      • Crews will continue curb, gutter, and enhanced sidewalk ramps installation. Concrete work will include small work zones with shoulder closures. Working hours are Sunday through Friday, 6 p.m. to 10 a.m., and is expected to conclude by the end of August.

  • Traffic updates for the week of August 6-12:
    • SR 431: MT. ROSE HWY
      • Starting Monday, Aug. 7 at 9 a.m. through Wednesday, Aug. 9 at 11 p.m. the final one-inch of open-grade paving on SR 431 from Jupiter Drive to the roundabout will occur. Expect delays of up to 30 minutes with single-lane flagger-controlled closures. Working hours are Monday through Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. Commercial vehicle restrictions on Mt. Rose Highway (SR 431) will be enforced during working hours. Trucks are prohibited from traveling westbound over Mt. Rose Summit from Mt. Rose Ski to Incline Village; trucks will be allowed to travel eastbound from Incline Village to Reno.
    • SR 28: MARLETTE CREEK
      • Work on the new detention basin and drainage improvements continues on SR 28 at Marlette Creek (near Thunderbird Lodge) with single-lane flagger control. Working hours are 24 hours a day from Sundays at 8 p.m. through Fridays at noon, and is expected to conclude by the end of August.
    • SR 28: INCLINE VILLAGE
      • Crews will be installing new curb, gutter, and enhanced sidewalk ramps. Concrete work will include small work zones with shoulder closures. Working hours are Sunday through Friday, 6 p.m. to 10 a.m., and is expected to conclude by the end of August.
    • Additional Utility and Construction Projects from NDOT
      • NV Energy powerline pole repairs on SR 28 between Village Drive and Gonowabie on Aug. 15 starting at 5:30 a.m., with moving lane and shoulder closures.
      • Charter performing utility work nightly on SR 28 south of Marlette Creek towards Spooner Summit from Aug. 7- Aug. 21, with single-lane flagger-controlled closures.

  • Traffic updates for the week of July 30-August 5:
    • Pothole repair work with one-way traffic control began on Highway 267 this week. Work is scheduled between National Avenue and Sawmill Flat Road from Monday, July 31 at 6 a.m. until Thursday, August 3 at 8 p.m. Granite Construction Company is performing the work as part of an $8 million emergency contract to address winter storm damages in Placer County on Highways 28, 89 and 267, with Highway 267 being the last segment of the project.
    • One-way traffic control is scheduled between Carnelian Bay Road and Center Street in Carnelian Bay from Sunday, July 30 at 7 p.m. until Friday, August 4 at 8 a.m. Between the hours of 2 p.m. – 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday, the full width of the highway will be open for use by the traveling public. No work is scheduled on the weekend.
    • In addition, bi-directional traffic is scheduled between Anderson Road and National Avenue in Tahoe Vista from Monday, July 31 at 7 a.m. until Thursday, August 3 at 7 p.m. No work will be scheduled between the hours of 7 p.m. – 7 a.m. No work is scheduled on the weekend.
    • No work will be scheduled between the hours of 8 p.m. – 6 a.m. Also, no work is scheduled on the weekend.
    • Motorists could encounter occasional delays of up to 30 minutes on Highway 267 and Highway 28. Highway 89 between Truckee and Tahoe City can be used as alternate route to avoid delays on Highway 267. All work on road construction projects will be suspended on weekends and the Labor Day holiday. 
    • Schedules are subject to change due to weather, equipment or material availability or other unexpected events.

  • Traffic closures for the week of July 23-July 28:
    • One-way traffic control will be occurring between Carnelian Woods Avenue and Center Street in Carnelian Bay from Sunday, July 23 at 7 p.m. until Friday, July 28 at 8 a.m. Between 3 p.m. – 7 p.m. each weekday, one-way traffic will be converted to bi-directional traffic. No work is scheduled on the weekend.
    • In addition, one-way traffic control will occur between Pino Grande Avenue and National Avenue in Tahoe Vista from Monday, July 24 at 7 a.m. until Thursday, July 27 at 7 p.m. Between 3 p.m. – 7 p.m. each weekday, one-way traffic will be converted to bi-directional traffic. No work will be scheduled between 7 p.m. – 7 a.m. Also, no work is scheduled on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.
  • As of mid-June, the Caltrans emergency pavement and pothole repair work is nearly complete. Caltrans has been actively addressing SR 28, 89, and 267 with a goal to complete all these repairs by June 30, but due to trucking issues, the contractor will need to finish the SR 267 repairs from July 17 to 25.
  • Southwest Gas is working hard to complete the final phase of its gas main replacement project in SR 28, which will benefit the entire community. However, we understand from Caltrans that the traffic control plan will cause significant delays throughout the rest of the summer construction season. 
  • Drive time delays between Kings Beach and Tahoe City are projected to be between 30 to 60 minutes due to the lane closures and expected traffic flows. The peak commute times will see the most traffic impacts.

Watch the July 6 North Tahoe Construction Town Hall

North Lake Tahoe Businesses and Residents Celebrated at 66th Annual Community Awards Dinner

Wed | Jun 14, 2023

North Lake Tahoe Businesses and Residents Celebrated at 66th Annual Community Awards Dinner

The North Tahoe Community Alliance hosted the sold-out 66th annual Community Awards Dinner on June 1 to honor local businesses, employees, and community members for their accomplishments and positive impacts in the region. The event celebrated community vitality in North Lake Tahoe, with special recognition given to those who work tirelessly to make the region an amazing place to live, work and play. 

Watch the recap below. 

This year’s community awards recipients included:

  • Best Place to Work: Tahoe City Public Utility District
  • Commitment to Sustainability: UC Davis Tahoe Environmental Research Center
  • Business of the Year: Tahoe Dave’s Skis & Boards
  • New Business of the Year: Tahoe Wine Collective
  • Nonprofit Organization of the Year: Sierra Community House
  • North Lake Tahoe Lifetime Achievement: Roger Kahn
  • People’s Choice: Northstar California Resort

In addition, each of the event’s sponsors was asked to nominate their “Brightest Star” for recognition. Valued for their contributions to their employers and the positive impact they’ve made and continue to make in our community, the honorees included:

  • Keith Masuda, Auerbach Engineering 20 years of service
  • Becca Lefanowicz, High Fives Foundation
  • Doug Fagel, Homewood Mountain Resort
  • Grace Hubrig, Incline Village Crystal Bay Community & Business Association
  • Michelle Garcia, Mourelatos Lakeshore Resort
  • Kristen Parr, Northstar California Resort
  • Anna Atwood, North Tahoe Community Alliance 30 years of service
  • Kym Fabel, North Tahoe Community Alliance 25 years of service
  • Sara Coustette-Spencer, Palisades Tahoe
  • Gabe Armstrong, Placer County
  • Mike Mennick, Placer County
  • Doug Hartline, SnowFest
  • Katie Biggers, Tahoe City Downtown Association
  • Dustin Phelan, Tahoe City Marina
  • Amy Wood, Tahoe Dave’s
  • Manuel Laguna, Tonopalo 20 years of service
  • Kelsey Wood, Tonopalo
  • Bart Peterson, Travel North Tahoe Nevada
  • David Van Quest, Truckee Tahoe Airport

Thank you to our 2023 Sponsors:

Now Hiring Lake Tahoe Ambassadors

Mon | May 15, 2023

Now Hiring Lake Tahoe Ambassadors

The nonprofit Sierra Nevada Alliance is hiring Lake Tahoe Ambassadors and Program Supervisors for various sites around the Lake Tahoe Basin this summer. Primarily positioned at popular locations around the Lake during the busiest days and hours Thursday through Monday, ambassadors will motivate and inspire community members and visitors to recreate responsibly while enjoying Lake Tahoe’s parks, trails and beaches. High school and college students may be eligible for elective credit for work-based learning experience. Senior citizen docent positions are also available and will provide mentorship with youth. View job descriptions and compensation details and more here.

Apply Today!

About the Sierra Nevada Alliance

Since 1993, the Sierra Nevada Alliance has been working to protect and restore Sierra lands, water and wildlife. The organization manages a variety of service programs, legislative initiatives and community engagement programs to make progress on priorities including climate resiliency, resilient forests, and watershed protection and restoration. Created to be a hub for stewardship, the Sierra Nevada Alliance facilitates the successful ambassador program throughout the Tahoe Basin by empowering and collaborating with partners including the NTCA.

NTCA Launches Community Vitality and Economic Health Investment Program

Fri | May 5, 2023

NTCA Launches Community Vitality and Economic Health Investment Program

The North Tahoe Community Alliance (NTCA) has launched the first phase of its new Community Vitality and Economic Health Investment Program with a call for Letters of Interest (LOI) for sponsorship requiring multi-year investment. The Sponsorship and Multi-Year Investment Program will provide up to $7.2 million in funding for priority projects, programs, and services that require ongoing financial support over the coming three years. Funds will come from Transient Occupancy Tax generated in Eastern Placer County and assessments from the North Lake Tahoe Tourism Business Improvement District (NLT-TBID).

Created to reinvest funds generated locally in support of economic health, community vitality, and environmental stewardship that benefits residents, businesses, and visitors, the NTCA’s Community Vitality and Economic Health Investment Program will consist of four program elements:  Sponsorship and Multi-Year Investment Program, Annual Grant Program, Out of Cycle Investments and a Reserve Fund. The Sponsorship and Multi-Year Program application process is open and will accept submissions until June 15. The Annual Grant Program cycle will open for applications in the fall, and the Out of Cycle Investment process will be offered on an as-needed basis with program details to come for both.

Eligible submissions must fit within one of several categories, including:

  • Workforce housing
  • Economic development 
  • Transportation
  • Sustainability
  • Mitigation of tourism impacts
  • Trails

“The launch of the Community Vitality and Economic Health Investment Program is exciting for a number of reasons. It provides a framework to evaluate projects, programs, and services that TBID and TOT funds generated in our community will be used to support, and it officially kicks off the process by which businesses, nonprofits, regional agencies and others can request funding,” said Tony Karwowski, NTCA president and CEO. “The program also serves as a way to support the destination stewardship responsibilities the NTCA has taken on. We are excited to start receiving submissions and to support investment opportunities that benefit our residents, businesses and visitors.”

Committees convened by the NTCA including the TBID Advisory, TBID Zone 1, TOT committee, and the CAP committee, which is jointly convened by Placer County, will review the LOIs and determine which investment opportunities to consider for sponsorship. The NTCA Board of Directors will consider committee recommendations before taking final action on TBID-funded investment opportunities. They will also recommend TOT-funded investment opportunities to the Placer County Board of Supervisors for their consideration and approval.

“The NTCA’s new Community Vitality and Economic Health Investment Program will help streamline the process by which funding requests are evaluated against our region’s strategic initiatives,” said Cindy Gustafson, Placer County District 5 Supervisor. “I’m pleased that the NTCA has reached this milestone and excited to see the quality of life-enhancing projects, programs and services that will come from this in support of what our residents, businesses and visitors in Eastern Placer County need.”

All proposals must meet minimum program criteria with specific qualifications that include community vitality, economic health, environmental stewardship, budget, organizational capacity, investment readiness and match requirements.

Applicants have until June 15, 2023 to complete the LOI, including a summary, budget, matching funds, schedule, and measures of success as defined by the NTCA and implementing agency.

A hybrid workshop will be held on Friday, May 19 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the North Tahoe Event Center in Kings Beach, and online via Zoom for interested applicants to ask questions and learn more about the process and timeline of the grant cycle. Business owners, nonprofits, agencies, and the general public are encouraged to attend and learn more about qualification and applying for sponsorship.

Learn more about the Sponsorship and Multi-Year Investment Program or submit an application for funding consideration here.

North Lake Tahoe Chamber Photography Program

Mon | Apr 3, 2023

North Lake Tahoe Chamber Photography Program

A Picture is Worth 1000 Words

As TBID and Chamber members, NTCA is offering you a photography opportunity to promote your business and to further the economic health of our business community.

This program offers the following:

  • At least 3 images of your business shot by a professional photographer
  • 1-hour timeslot, scheduled and confirmed in advance
  • Full rights in perpetuity to the images, shared with the NTCA and Go Tahoe North

We recommend an exterior shot, an interior shot, and a shot of employees and customers interacting. You can use employees, friends, family, etc. as models. However, if your needs are different, we will accommodate you.

To set up your appointment, please contact [email protected].

View as pdf: North Lake Tahoe Chamber Photography Program

The NLTRA is now the NTCA

Fri | Jan 20, 2023

The NLTRA is now the NTCA

 

North Tahoe Community Alliance Launches With New Purpose

Formerly known as the North Lake Tahoe Resort Association, the organization’s name change reflects its commitment to destination stewardship and community advocacy

The North Tahoe Community Alliance (NTCA) has officially launched as the destination stewardship and management organization for North Lake Tahoe. Formerly known as the North Lake Tahoe Resort Association, our organization is changing its name to align with our mission to positively impact the economic health of the region, contribute to community vitality and promote environmental stewardship.

“The organizational shift we made over the last year presented an opportunity to align our name more directly with our revised purpose,” said Tony Karwowski, NTCA president and CEO. “Instead of purely marketing the region and encouraging visitation as the NLTRA did for 65 years, the NTCA’s efforts are now focused on promoting responsible travel during off-peak seasons, stewardship education, and collaborating with regional stakeholders to identify and implement solutions to issues that impact our residents, businesses and visitors.”

In addition to supporting the North Lake Tahoe business community by contributing to the maintenance of a vibrant, sustainable year-round economy, the NTCA’s role is to address key issues that impact the community. Through this lens, the NTCA will continue to seek out and advocate for local transportation and workforce housing solutions, visitor services, and tourism mitigation projects that can be funded by and leveraged with Transient Occupancy Taxes (TOT) and North Lake Tahoe Tourism Business Improvement District (TBID) assessment dollars.

The stewardship principles the organization is aligned around include:

  • Elevating the experience of Lake Tahoe for all
  • Honoring the region’s culture and history
  • Ensuring that natural resources are cared for by visitors and residents
  • Creating opportunities that support a balance for business owners, employees and residents
  • Engaging partners in collaborations toward common outcomes

GoTahoeNorth will remain intact as the brand used by the North Lake Tahoe Marketing Cooperative, the collaborative effort facilitated by the NTCA and Travel North Tahoe Nevada. It will continue to be used for consumer-facing outreach related to visiting North Lake Tahoe and the promotion of responsible travel.

The work of the NTCA staff is guided by a volunteer Board of Directors and committees comprised of local business owners and their representatives.

About the North Tahoe Community Alliance
The North Tahoe Community Alliance (NTCA) collaborates with regional stakeholders to support a vibrant, year-round economy that benefits residents, businesses and visitors of North Lake Tahoe. The organization also advocates for and funds local transportation and workforce housing solutions, visitor services, and promotes responsible and off-peak season travel with a focus on stewardship education. Governed by a volunteer Board of Directors and committees comprised of local business owners and their representatives, the NTCA is funded by a Tourism Business Improvement District (TBID) in contract with Placer County. Formerly known as the North Lake Tahoe Resort Association, the organization was renamed the NTCA in 2023 to align with its new mission.