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Nevada State Route 28

In 2016 I drove the entirety of Nevada State Route 28 twice on the northeast corner of Lake Tahoe.






NV 28 is a 16.3 mile state highway beginning at US Route 50 in Douglas County which travels northwest around the shore of Lake Tahoe.  NV 28 crosses through the outer limits of Carson City and Washoe County before terminating at CA 28. 

The route of NV 28 was apparently paved by 1932 and utilized previous logging roads that had been in use since the 1880s.  NV 28 first appears on the 1933 Nevada State Highway Map running from US Route 50 to the unsigned Legislative Route Number 39 at the California State Line. 

1933 Nevada State Highway Map

In 1954 California reassigned CA 28 to LRN 39 to make a continuous multi-state route with NV 28 while the first CA 28 became CA 128.  The changes to CA 128 and the new assignment of CA 28 can be seen by comparing the 1953 to 1954 State Highway Maps.

1953 California State Highway Map

1954 California State Highway Map 

While NV 28 near the southern terminus is a couple miles away from the Shore Line of Lake Tahoe it does run along side Sand Harbor in Washoe County.




Interestingly NV 28 was one of the few Nevada State Routes that was not renumbered in 1976.  NV 28 and NV 88 kept their number assignments due to route continuity in California.  In 1994 the NDOT designated NV 28 as a Scenic Byway known as the North Shore Road.

In Incline Village NV 28 runs on Tahoe Boulevard and junctions NV 431/Mount Rose Highway.  NV 431 originally was NV 27 prior to being renumbered.  West of Incline Village NV 28 ends at CA 28 in Crystal Bay.


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