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Important 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


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


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. TTD is the lead agency for the project. Central Federal Lands is the lead for design and construction.

As of March 2016, the project nears 95% design. 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 most recent designs.

Wye roundabout located north of Fanny Bridge   Westerly roundabout located west of Tahoe City on SR 89 near the Caltrans Yard
Aerial view of the westerly roundabout   Easterly roundabout located north of Granlibakken Rd. on West Lake Blvd (SR 89)
New Truckee River Bridge   New Fanny Bridge

Gateway Features

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). Currently two design concepts are being reviewed. The two designs were developed using guidelines from the North Lake Tahoe Community Wayfinding Signage Design Standards Manual.

West Roundabout Option 1 (conceptual monument sign)

West Roundabout Option 2 (conceptual monument sign)


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
Summer 2016 Phase 1 construction begins
Summer 2017 Phase 2 construction begins
 subject to change


Proposed Alternatives

The following alternatives, plus a no-build, were also analyzed but not chosen:

Alternative 2. Close existing SR 89 to vehicle traffic. View Map

Alternative 3. Existing SR 89 becomes a cul-de-sac on the south side of Fanny Bridge. View Map 

Alternative 4. No roundabouts. Existing SR 89 becomes a cul-de-sac on the south side of Fanny Bridge. View Map

Alternative 6. Rehabilitate or replace and widen existing bridge. Modify lane geometrics at existing Wye intersection. View Map 

Alternative 6a. Rehabilitate or replace and widen existing bridge. Install roundabout at existing Wye intersection. View Map




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