California 267


California 267 connects California 28 in Kings Beach (along the north shore of Lake Tahoe) with Interstate 80 and California 89 in Truckee.

California 267 north (west)
California 267/Carlson Bypass north (west)
California 267/Carlson Bypass south (east)
California 267 begins after traffic bound for Interstate 80 west and California 89 south merge onto the freeway. An overhead sign advises of the upcoming left turn to Interstate 80 east and the beginning of California 267 south to the north shore of Lake Tahoe. Photo taken 07/21/09.
Southbound California 267 meets the onramp to Interstate 80 east to Reno, Elko, and Salt Lake City. Photo taken 07/21/09.
This is the first reassurance shield for California 267 south after the Interstate 80 interchange. Photo taken 07/21/09.
California 267 was realigned in 2002 onto a two-lane expressway bypass. Known as the CHP Officer Glenn Carlson Memorial Bypass, the expressway has ample right of way for expansion to four lanes, and it features a tall bridge over the Union Pacific Railroad, Glenshire Drive, and the Truckee River. The bypass cost $33.6 million. Construction began in August 1999, and the facility opened on October 24, 2002. The old alignment is now known solely as Brockway Road and does not carry a business designation. Photo taken 07/21/09.
This series of photos follows the tall bridge that carries California 267 over the Union Pacific Railroad, U.S. 40/Glenshire Drive, and Truckee River. Long-term plans call for California 267 to be widened to four lanes, which would require a second parallel bridge over this valley. Photos taken 07/21/09.
Southbound California 267 continues toward its junction with Brockway Road. In the distance, the ski runs associated with Northstar at Tahoe come into view. Photo taken 07/21/09.
The first signalized intersection along southbound California 267 since leaving the Interstate 80 interchange is with Brockway Road. Photo taken 07/21/09.
Southbound California 267 meets Brockway Road, and the Truckee-Carlson Bypass ends. Prior to 2002, Brockway Road carried California 267 into downtown Truckee, then turned northeast to meet Interstate 80 and California 89. Photo taken 07/21/09.
California 267/North Shore Road south (east)
A California 267 reassurance shield is posted after the intersection with Brockway Road. Photo taken 07/21/09.
Southbound California 267/North Shore Road leaves Nevada County and enters Placer. Photo taken 07/21/09.
The next traffic signal along California 267 south (east) is with Truckee Tahoe Airport Road and Schaffer Mill Road. Turn left to Truckee-Tahoe Airport. Photo taken 07/21/09.
Southbound California 267 meets Truckee Tahoe Airport Road and Schaffer Mill Road. Turn right on Schaffer Mill Road to the residential community surrounding Lahontan Golf Club. Photo taken 07/21/09.
California 267 skirts the southern edge of the Truckee-Tahoe Airport and angles southeast toward Lake Tahoe. Photo taken 07/21/09.
The next intersection is with Martis Creek Road to Martis Creek Lake Recreation Area and Waddle Ranch. Photo taken 07/21/09.
To Lake Tahoe, California 267 must ascend the Tahoe Rim and cross at Brockway Summit (el. 7,179 feet). California 267 will cross Martis Creek then gain elevation toward the summit. Photos taken 07/21/09.
The next intersection along southbound (eastbound) California 267 is with Northstar Drive. Photo taken 07/21/09.
Turn west on Northstar Drive to the Northstar-at-Tahoe Ski Resort. Photo taken 07/21/09.
The next intersection is with Highlands View Road to Northstar Highlands residential and resort area. California 267 continues to gain elevation leading toward Brockway Summit. Photo taken 07/21/09.
Climbing the rim to the summit, California 267 retains two lanes, one in each direction with limited sight distance at certain curves. Passing is limited. Photo taken 07/21/09.
Occasionally the road opens up enough to allow passing, but usually it's on a uphill grade on this side of Brockway Summit. Around here, California 267 is traveling almost due east to make the pass over the Tahoe Rim. Photo taken 07/21/09.
A passing lane is ahead (one-half mile). Photo taken 07/21/09.
Coming around a blind corner, the passing lane begins. We're almost to the top of the summit. Photo taken 07/21/09.
Two lanes continue east along California 267 while one lane travels west. Photo taken 07/21/09.
California 267 finally reaches the Tahoe Rim at Brockway Summit, elevation 7,179 feet. Photo taken 07/21/09.
The drive along southeast California 267 from Brockway Summit down to Kings Beach is a steep one, with several significant curves over the course of three miles. Watch for slow or stopped traffic on the descent. Photo taken 07/21/09.
After Brockway Summit, eastbound California 267 meets Junction Forest Service Road 73/Mount Watson Road west to Mount Watson. Ahead, brief glimpses of Lake Tahoe can be seen through the trees. Photo taken 07/21/09.
This series of photos profiles eastbound California 267 as it descends into the Lake Tahoe Basin. NV Energy (formerly Sierra Pacific) power lines generally parallel the state highway. Truckee and the Lake Tahoe Basin receive their electrical power from NV Energy (Sierra Pacific) rather than Pacific Gas and Electric. Photos taken 07/21/09.
California 267 enters the unincorporated community of Kings Beach (population 4,037 as of the 2000 Census, elevation 6,250 feet). Photo taken 07/21/09.
Southbound California 267/North Shore Road approaches an intersection with Commonwealth Drive and Kingswood Drive. Photo taken 07/21/09.
Homes and vacation rentals line the east side of California 267/North Shore Road as we continue into Kings Beach. The speed limit drops as California 267 approaches its junction with California 28/North Tahoe Boulevard. Photo taken 07/21/09.
Southbound California 267/North Shore Road ends at California 28/North Tahoe Boulevard in Kings Beach. This intersection marks the southern terminus of California 267, and an end shield is posted. California 28 is part of the loop road that rings Lake Tahoe through California and Nevada. Photo taken 07/21/09.
Turn left (east) on California 28/North Tahoe Boulevard to the California-Nevada State Line at Crystal Bay. Nevada 28 continues from that point east to Incline Village, then turns south through Lake Tahoe-Nevada State Park to meet U.S. 50 at Spooner Junction. To the west, California 28 travels through Tahoe Vista and Carnelian Bay to its junction with California 89 in Tahoe City. Photo taken 07/21/09.
Motorists are afforded a brief glimpse of the famously blue waters of Lake Tahoe before turning east or west on California 28/North Tahoe Boulevard. Photo taken 07/21/09.
Former California 267 south
This signage was in place prior to the construction of the Carlson Bypass. California 267 traveled south from Interstate 80 south into downtown Truckee, then turned south via Brockway Road. Although not shown on these signs, this was previously the beginning of westbound Business Loop I-80, which was decommissioned with the completion of the Carlson Bypass. The business route used to merge onto Old U.S. 40 in Truckee, then follow it west toward Donner Lake. A bypass of California 267, which connects with the north shore of Lake Tahoe, has alleviated some traffic issues in this area. Photo taken by Jeff Royston, 01/00.

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