On May 27, 2015, the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency Governing Board unanimously approved Preferred Alternative 1, Option 2, concurring with the Placer County Board of Supervisors and the TTD Board of Directors positive votes.
The TTD has been the lead agency for the project for over six years and will be through the project's completion. Central Federal Lands has assumed the role as lead agency for construction and design of the project and on October 3, 2016 awarded the construction contract to Martin Brothers Construction.
Design images below reflect input from Tahoe City business and property owners, stakeholders, various agencies and residents.
Click on the images below to view the design renderings (note: images do not reflect what may actually be constructed).
Members of the community and business/property owners and managers have expressed their desire for gateway features in two of the roundabouts. (not the "wye" roundabout). The gateway feature shown below has been approved. The design was developed using guidelines from the North Lake Tahoe Community Wayfinding Signage Design Standards Manual.
Project goals include:
- Improving pedestrian and cyclists’ safety
- Reducing traffic congestion to improve transit travel times and user experiences
- Providing two safety routes from the west shore
- Making the “wye” area more inviting for shopping and dining
- Adding complete street enhancements to the portion of “old 89/West Lake Blvd. that will become a local road
- Encouraging economic development and revitalizing the community
- Rebuilding 87 year-old Fanny Bridge with sidewalks on both sides
- Improving reliability and connectivity with the new transit center
- Lessening emissions by a reduction in vehicles idling in traffic and sediment run-off from graded storm water treatment
|1994||Tahoe City Community Plan identifies need for the project|
|2002||Tahoe Regional Planning Agency (TRPA) Project Study Report as part of Lake Tahoe Environmental Improvement Program|
|2010||Water quality study, the Lake Tahoe Total Maximum Daily Load Report (TMDL), identifies transportation system as primary source of pollutants clouding Lake Tahoe|
|Early 2011||TTD launches Community Outreach Program|
|May 2011||TRPA, Tahoe Metropolitan Planning Organization (TMPO) and TTD, partners on the project, release Statement of Need and Purpose|
|November 2013||Finalized Economic Analysis|
|Fall-Winter 2013-14||Held Community Review Committee meetings|
|December 2014||Environmental document to be published for public review|
|March/April/May 2015||Project Approval Hearings scheduled for lead agencies|
|May 2015||Environmental Document certified|
|May 2015||Alternative 1,Option 2 selected as preferred alternative|
|November 2015||Complete 70% project design|
|March 2016||Complete 95% and 100% design|
|Winter 2016||Tree removal work will take place from 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., within the project limits until May 2017, weather permitting|
|Spring-Fall 2017||Construction on the new Truckee River Bridge, located east of the existing Caltrans maintenance yard along SR 89 (River Street.) The new alignment from SR 89 (River Street) to West Lake Blvd. north of Granlibakken Road will be built, along with the two roundabouts on either end.|
|Mid Summer 2017
- Fall 2018
|Work will begin on constructing the new roundabout at the wye intersection. Upon completion and opening of the new Truckee River Bridge, work is scheduled to begin on the replacement of the Fanny Bridge.|
|subject to change|