Rider Alerts  

 Road/Project Information, May 2020

Currently no traffic delays, lane closures, or impacts to vehicular traffic are anticipated for construction work needed to be completed during summer 2020.

Detours and appropriate signs will be in place for the sections of the paved shared-use path for cyclists and pedestrians since several sections will be under construction. 

Click HERE for more detailed information, or email suggestions@FannyBridge.org, and follow the project's group Facebook Page.

 New Bridge looking south FHWA

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Important Preliminary

         Project Documents

Economic Analysis of the State Route 89/Fanny Bridge Community Revitalization Project
SR89/FB Economic Study

“FEIS Mitigation Monitoring and Reporting Program," the Final EIR/EIS/EA, is very large and has been broken into sections for quicker downloading:
Table of Contents 

Chapters 1 and 2 
Chapter 3 - Pages 3-1 to 3-413 
Chapter 3 - Pages 3-414 to 3-692 
Chapters 4 and 5 

Draft SR89/Fanny Bridge Community Revitalization Project EIR/EIS/EA

Project Study Report, March 1, 2002


For answers to some of the most frequently
asked questions:
Part One
Part Two
Part Three 
Part Four
Part Five


The project will integrate with other proposed
and existing area transportation system
improvements. Click for a Map


The TTD welcomes all questions and input.
Please address written comments to:

Tahoe Transportation District
PO Box 499
Zephyr Cove, NV 89448

email: suggestions@fannybridge.org
FAX: 775.588.0917


New SR89 bridge 2 completed

The new Truckee River Bridge located east of the Tahoe City Caltrans Yard
along SR 89 leading into Tahoe City from Truckee.
Photo Credit: Federal Highway Administration

Tahoe Transportation District has been the local lead agency for the SR 89/Fanny Bridge Community Revitalization Project. In 2011, TTD began an extensive public outreach campaign.  The campaign focused on collaboratively working with Tahoe City residents, local agencies and organizations, along with business and property owners to receive public imput to help create a final project design.  In 2015, environmental documents were certified and a preferred alternative was selected.

Led by Federal Highway Administration, Office of Federal Lands, Central Federal Lands Highway Division (CFLHD), the project included the construction of a new quarter mile segment of State Route 89 with a new 153-foot bridge crossing the Truckee River and roundabouts on the south end of the realignment next to the Tahoe City Transit Center and the north end near the Caltrans Maintenance Station.  Multi-modal improvements, such as new paved shared-use paths and bike lanes, were incorporated to enhance connectivity and safety for pedestrians and cyclists.

Seventy-eight percent of the project is funded by the Federal Lands Access Program (FLAP), with the remaining twenty-two percent provided by local matching funds from Placer County and the Tahoe City Public Utility District.

The Project Delivery Team is comprised of representatives from the Tahoe Transportation District, CFLHD, Placer County, Caltrans, United States Forest Service, the Tahoe City Public Utility District, and the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency.

Project Schedule

Construction of a roundabout at the Tahoe City "wye" intersection, the rebuild of Fanny Bridge, and the creation of a Complete Street* on West Lake Blvd. between Fanny Bridge and the Tahoe City Transit Center may begin in the spring of 2021.

*Complete Streets are designed to enable safety for pedestrians, cyclists, motorists and transit riders by incorporating bike lanes, sidewalks, and vehicular slowing solutions, such as median islands, curb extensions, and roundabouts.

Aerial Design Images of Project Area

TTD Revised Project Design 11 13 15 sm

New Gateway Completed

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 new gateway has been completed. The design was developed using guidelines from the North Lake Tahoe Community Wayfinding Signage Design Standards Manual.

New Gateway Sign1


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


Timeline History

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 completed
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, the project 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 published
March/April/May 2015 Project Approval Hearings held for lead agencies
May 2015 Environmental Document certified
May 2015 Alternative 1, Option 2 selected as preferred alternative
May 2017 -
 October 2017
Construction in progress
May 2018 -
October 2018
Construction in progress
May 2019 -
October 2019
Construction in progress - New bridge and two roundabouts completed
Spring 2020 Construction of realigned bike path along the new SR 89, reconstructing the bike path along SR 28 across from Fairway Drive, and sidewalk construction along the east side of SR 28 between Fairway Drive and the "wye" intersection
Spring 2021 Estimated start of construction of "wye" roundabout and replacement of Fanny Bridge (pending funding)
 Fall 2022  Estimated completion of construction of "wye" roundabout and replacement of Fanny Bridge (pending funding)
  (subject to change)



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