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 Road/Project Information

Updated April 2018

Thank you for your patience during the 2017 construction season. Construction work is scheduled to resume May 1, 2018.

For additional information, please email suggestions@FannyBridge.org.

Construction hotline number is 775-589-5500 ext. 9.

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Construction work is scheduled to resume May 1, 2018. Click here to read the most recent updates. 

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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


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).

 Wye Roundabout   westerly roundabout rendering
Wye roundabout located north of Fanny Bridge   Westerly roundabout located west of Tahoe City on SR 89 near the Caltrans Yard
  easterly roundabout rendering
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). 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 



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