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Construction of a 3-plus-mile shared-use trail from Incline Village to Sand Harbor began in 2016 with 2019 targeted for completion. The project has been a collaborative effort and the funding mirrors the agencies’ and public’s endeavors to make SR 28 enjoyable for all users. It will be funded through federal, state, and local funding sources, including $500,000 in matching funds, raised through private donations to the Tahoe Fund. The project will help protect environmentally sensitive resources while providing safer, adequate access to the popular corridor.

The next segment in the project planning is the Central Corridor Segment which is the eight mile stretch of SR 28 from Sand Harbor State Park to the Spooner Summit junction with US Highway 50.  Like the first three miles, this phase of the project has the potential to provide multi-benefits and a funding leveraging opportunity to accomplish a number of things: 1) The next eight miles of separated shared use path; 2) Co-located sewage effluent pipeline replacement; 3) Co-located under-grounding of NV Energy power line; 4) Co-location of conduit for future fiber-optic cable; 5) Expanded safer off-highway parking; 6) Reduced unsafe on-highway parking; 7) Bus stops for future seasonal shuttle service; and 8) Permanent boat inspection station.

The environmental document and approval process are expected to be completed in 2019.  Further design of the project is expected to begin late 2019, and be completed at the end of 2020 or early 2021.  Funding for the project will be primarily through discretionary sources. For the latest grant application (which was not awarded to TTD), click here.


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Downloadable Details

To read more, click on a pdf link.

SR 28 Corridor Management Plan
> Overview
> Final Plan
> Appendices
Maps
> Existing Corridor Recreation Areas, Major Trails
> SR 28 Corridor Management Plan Recommendations
> Recommended Parking, Transit and Emergency Turnouts
> Recommended Transit Stops and Park-n-Rides
> Recommended Viewpoints, Gateways and Visitor Centers


Connectivity

The Scenic Byway will integrate with the North Demonstration shared-use trail (Incline Village to Sand Harbor) of the Nevada Stateline-to-Stateline Bikeway. Click for a map.


Contact

We welcome your input.

Please address written comments to:
Tahoe Transportation District
PO Box 499
Zephyr Cove, NV 89448

email: info@tahoetransportation.org

 



Location


From the California-Nevada stateline at Crystal Bay, the Scenic Byway continues through Incline Village to US 50 at Spooner Summit.
The two-lane road south of Incline is the only Corridor access for over one million recreating visitors and 2.6 million vehicles per year.
To address safety, traffic and environmental impacts, the TTD is collaborating with 12 area agencies on Corridor Management.


Goals


Integrating transportation choices like transit and walking/biking trails will reduce traffic, enhancing the visitor experience.

Adding park-n-ride lots and paved spaces will make pedestrians safer. They’ll avoid walking in traffic after shoulder parking.
Transportation solutions like the East Shore Express will help protect the lake by reducing car use, erosion and fine sediment run-off.


Proposed Solutions

Conceptual drawings of a sampling of Corridor Management Plan recommendations.

Off-highway Parking

Relocating shoulder parking to 674 safe, environmentally appropriate spaces, such as the Secret Harbor Trailhead lot.
Shared-use Trails

Building a clearly defined system for biking/walking that connects parking, trailheads and recreation.

Viewpoints &
Emergency Pullouts


Creating 12 viewpoints, with short-term parking, and 27 emergency pullouts to reduce congestion and improve safety.
Transit
Service


Continuing service like the East Shore Express, adding northern and southern park-n-ride locations, to manage access.

Interpretive Program

Highlighting environmental, cultural and historical information to enhance the experience on the trail and SR 28.
Visual Environment

Designing a hardscape with materials that echo the Corridor’s natural scenic quality for a national park ambiance.


Timeline for the North Demo

The Environmental Assessment for the three miles of shared-use path and parking areas is currently being supplemented to reflect minor alignment changes, based on comments from the public for the bikeway, and will include a short review period. Construction began in 2016 and will be completed in 2019.

Major project milestones include the following: 


2016 Environmental process completed
2016 – 2017 Final design completed
2016 – 2019 Construction


Partners

An unprecedented 13 agencies, working together, can access multiple sources of funding and meet the needs of the SR 28 Scenic Byway in a holistic way. The Corridor Management Plan proposes a framework for long-term collaboration between:

   
 
 
 
   
     
   
 

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