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US 50 / South Shore Community Revitalization Project Community Meeting February 10, 2016

Project Meeting Q & A Highlights No. 1

Project Meeting Q & A Highlights No. 2

Project Meeting Q & A Highlights No. 3

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Check out ConnectSouthShore.com for our online Open House. You'll get all the latest information and will have the ability to comment.

Important Documents

Economic Analysis of the US 50 South Shore Community Revitalization Project
US50 Economic Study

Housing Displacee
Residential - Owner/Tenant Occupant
Business - Owner/Tenant Occupant

US 50 Flyer for Residents 
English, Español or Tagalog

Project History Report
South Shore Vision Plan


Download for answers to some of the most frequently asked questions.


The project is not only intended to revitalize the South Shore of Lake Tahoe but will also integrate with numerous existing and planned Projects including the following:
Nevada Stateline to Stateline Bikeway – South Shore Demonstration Multi-use Trail from Stateline to Round Hill Pines Resort
Harrison Avenue Improvement Project
US 50 Water Quality and Bicycle and Pedestrian Improvement Project – Ski Run to Trout Creek
Linear Park Multi-use Trail
Van Sickle Bi-State Park
Transit Shelter and Service Improvements
Kingsbury Grade Improvement Project
South Tahoe Greenway (future)
Lake Tahoe Passenger Ferry Project (future)

Click for a map
of regional connectivity projects.


Regarding the relocation process, please contact TTD representatives at:

Regarding the US 50/South Shore Community Revitalization Project in general, please contact Tahoe Transportation District at:

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


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From Pioneer Trail in California to Lake Parkway in Nevada, the 1.1-mile project area is generally considered South Shore’s “downtown.”
Redevelopment has drawn attention to a lack of sufficient infrastructure to safely support growing resident, commuter and visitor use.
Most of the proposed project designs realign this section of US 50 behind the casinos to calm traffic and allow “complete street” improvements.

Project Description

The US 50 South Shore Community Revitalization Project is a community development project that addresses contemporary affordable housing needs, economic development catalyst needs, pedestrian, bike, and transit needs, auto needs, environmental improvement for water quality, green house gas reduction, other air quality improvement, and scenic improvement consistent with the City of South Lake Tahoe and Douglas County Master Plans, Local Area Plans, and the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency Land Use Plan.


Realigning traffic would reduce commercial core congestion. Fewer idling vehicles would also cut emissions for better air quality.

Walking, biking and reliable transit would be popular transportation options on a safer, “Main Street” with community gathering places.
Commercial core revitalization would increase visitor spending and catalyze substantial, adjacent private construction investment.


A no-build possibility (Alternative A) plus four other alternatives, three with three-and four-lane options, are being analyzed. Click on maps for larger views and detailed descriptions.

Alternative B

Triangle Alternative
New four-lane alignment for US 50, roundabout at Lake Pkwy. intersection. Existing US 50 from Park Lane to Lake Pkwy. reduced to two lanes with bike lanes and sidewalks.
Alternative C

Triangle One-Way Alternative
Two one-way, two-lane alignments, eastbound on existing US 50 from Pioneer Trail to Lake Pkwy., westbound from existing Lake Pkwy. onto Montreal Rd. Bike lanes and sidewalks.

Alternative D

Project Study Report  Alt. 2
Route variations for Triangle Alternative US 50 realignment, with or without roundabout, with signalized intersections at Heavenly Village Way and Harrah’s Rd.
Alternative E

Skywalk Alternative
a.k.a. the Elevated Pedestrian Mall, a concrete bridge over the entire width and length of existing US 50 from Stateline Ave. to the eastern end of Montbleu Resort.


1980 Bypass concept first proposed
1990s Some analysis of a loop road system completed in conjunction with Stateline and City of South Lake Tahoe Community Plans
2003-2004 Early public outreach and initial transportation study
2009 Project transitioned to TTD
2010 Water quality study, the Lake Tahoe Total Maximum Daily Load Report (TMDL), identifies transportation system as primary source of pollutants clouding Lake Tahoe
November 2010 Value Analysis published
2012 Engineering and environmental technical studies ongoing
2012 to present Public workshops ongoing
Summer 2013 Business Community Review Committee formed
Ongoing 2014-2015 Environmental technical studies
Spring 2016 Draft Environmental Document to be completed for public review
Summer 2016 Environmental Document approval, alternative selection
Construction Subject to funding approvals



Business owners, property owners and residents of the area, plus local, state and federal agencies are working together.


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