Nevada State Route 28
|Tahoe Boulevard, Lakeshore Boulevard|
|Maintained by NDOT|
|Length||16.272 mi (26.187 km)|
| Lake Tahoe - Eastshore Drive|
North Shore Road
|South end||US 50 near Glenbrook|
|SR 431 in Incline Village|
|North end||SR 28 at Kings Beach, CA|
|Counties||Douglas, Carson City, Washoe|
State Route 28 (SR 28) is a 16.3-mile (26.2 km) road that runs along the northeastern shore of Lake Tahoe. SR 28 starts at US 50 and ends at the California state line at Crystal Bay, continuing across the border as SR 28. SR 28 is part of the National Scenic Byway system since September 1996, and the state scenic byway system since June 1994.
SR 28 begins at U.S. Route 50 (US 50) in Douglas County, Nevada. It heads north from there, forming part of the boundary of Lake Tahoe – Nevada State Park until crossing into Carson City. The highway then enters Washoe County, where the highway enters Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest. It then turns northwest, running through Incline Village. In western Incline Village, SR 28 junctions with SR 431, which is a direct link to Reno to the northeast. Just short of the California state line, it turns south to run parallel to the line and finally crosses into California at Crystal Bay. The road continues west of the California border as California State Route 28.
The route has been designated as the north piece of the Lake Tahoe–Eastshore Drive Scenic Byway, as part of the National Scenic Byway program. SR 28 was also designated as a state scenic byway. SR 28 is not part of the National Highway System. Around 11,300 cars use SR 28 on average each day.
The road that became SR 28 was paved around 1932, and has been used for flumes in the timber industry since 1880. The route first appeared in 1948, with the same general alignment as it has today. The highway gained fame for many years as the location of the Ponderosa Ranch, filming location of the television series Bonanza. On June 7, 1994, the Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT) designated SR 28 as a scenic byway, named North Shore Road. Later in September 1996, SR 28 and part of US 50 was designated as Lake Tahoe - Eastshore Drive, a National Scenic Byway.
- Note: Mileposts in Nevada reset at county lines; the start and end mileposts for each county are given in the county column.
|||0.00||0.00||US 50 – Carson City, Stateline|
|No major junctions|
|Incline Village||4.98||8.01||Lakeshore Boulevard|
|8.08||13.00||SR 431 (Mount Rose Highway) – Reno||A roundabout|
|Crystal Bay||11.09||17.85||SR 28 – Tahoe City|
|1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi|
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- 1932 Map of Nevada (Map). Cartography by Nevada Department of Highways. Nevada Department of Highways. 1932. Retrieved 2013-07-31.
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