Author: Tara Frank

The new Truckee River Bridge is open to the public!

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.

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

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.