As part of Washoe County’s commitment to water clarity at Lake Tahoe, the county will begin the Lower Wood Creek Water Quality Project on July 14. Residents should expect single-lane closures, traffic flagged in both directions and delays along Southwood Boulevard beginning at Highway 28 to Mays Boulevard, and south along Mays to Freels Peak Drive, and along Freels Peak to Jobs Peak Road. Detours will be available.

Construction materials will be stored in a closed lane on Incline Way between Village Boulevard and Southwood. In order to reduce the impact on parking and further lane reductions on the already crowded roadways, the construction office and employee parking will be located at the old Incline Village Elementary School. The school will not be used for staging of construction materials.

The Lower Wood Creek Water Quality Project is a part of Washoe County’s ongoing efforts to mitigate runoff and fulfill its interlocal agreement with the Nevada Division of Environmental Protection (NDEP). Water clarity in Lake Tahoe is a regional priority. The 2020 average was just announced on July 8, showing a slight improvement at 62.9 feet, up from 62.7 feet in 2019.