Update #11: State Route 89 Will Be Open to Two-Way Traffic Control on Aug. 23
ALPINE COUNTY August 18, 2022 – – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) continues to make excellent progress to restore full access on State Route 89 north of Markleeville in Alpine County.
Update 8/23/22 –
Both lanes of Route 89 will
be open to the travelling
public from approximately
8:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. on
August 23, and from 6:00
p.m. to 6:00 a.m. on
subsequent days with oneway traffic control in effect
while crews complete the
During daytime hours,
when crews are working,
one-way traffic, controlled
by flaggers, will be in
effect from approximately
6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Crews will start at Webster
Street and employ oneway traffic control as necessary as they move north on Route 89.
This arrangement will remain in effect until both lanes are safely reopened. All vehicle
types may travel on the roadway.
Caltrans District 10 has completed slurry and native material placement and compaction operations over a 120-foot long, 8-foot diameter culvert. The final
structural section will be installed today. Route 89 will be reopened to one-way traffic, controlled by temporary traffic signal lights at either side of the work site at approximately 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 18, 2022.
Temporary one-way traffic control will be in effect 24 hours a day. All vehicle types will be allowed to travel over the roadway. Construction and Maintenance crews will continue to assess the highway for the safety of the traveling public.
Maintenance crews will continue to remove debris and perform creek grading, rock slope protection placement, and additional culvert inspections/repairs with one way traffic control as needed.
The community of Markleeville has been without full access of Route 89 since August 3, 2022, when a storm created mud slides and debris flows in the Tamarack Fire burn scar area.
Until Route 89 is open to one-way traffic control, the highway will remain closed between Turtle Rock Park Road and Webster Street. Caltrans Construction and Maintenance crews are working hard to complete this project as safely and expeditiously as possible. Markleeville is open for business! Visitors can access the community via Route 89 Monitor Pass and Route 4 Ebbetts Pass.
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