Road Department

The Road Department is responsible for:

  • Maintaining county roadways
  • Overseeing and performing road improvements
  • Providing snow removal

High country roads are subject to closure at any time, without notice. Please be prepared for emergency conditions, carry chains and emergency supplies.

Current Road Conditions

Alpine County Road Conditions as of September 25, 2023.
This information is updated as changes occur. 

County Roads Open as of September 25, 2023:

  • Pleasant Valley (Open to top of subdivision)
  • Airport Road
  • Fishing Access in Hope Valley 
  • Woods Lake Road
  • Forestdale Road to the Bridge

  • Blue Lakes Road
  • Schneider Cow Camp
  • Poor Boy Road/Indian Creek Road
  • Highland Lakes
  • Burnside Lake Road
  • Sunset Lake/Tamarack
  • Wolf Creek Road


County Roads Closed as of September 25, 2023:

  • Silver Hill- closed indefinitely. Please call for additional information.
  • Loope Canyon- please expect an extended closure due to washout

Highway 89 (Monitor Pass) is OPEN as of May 12, 2023. 

Highway 4 (Ebbetts Pass) is OPEN as of June 8, 2023.
*Please note that Highway 4 will be having intermittent closures through the remainder of the Summer 2023 season.  For more information, contact CalTrans.*

For California Road Conditions, call 800-427-7623 or 916-445-7623.

For Nevada Road Conditions, call 511 or 877-NV-ROADS.

For information on the seasonal closure of Forestdale Road to motorized vehicles contact Carson Ranger District at 775-882-2766.