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East Shore Trail closed for maintenance starting September 29th

The East Shore Trail will be closed for approximately 4 days starting September 29th due to a slurry seal on the entire 3-mile length of the trail. During this time, there will be no access to the trail. We appreciate your cooperation and understanding during this maintenance period.

NV Energy to Replace Poles, Remove Hazard Trees, and Replace Equipment Along State Route 28 Using Helicopter

NV Energy will be replacing poles, removing hazard trees, and replacing equipment
along State Route 28 beginning on September 5, through mid-late September 2023.
This work is related to the NV Energy Resilience Corridors Project and the company’s
Natural Disaster Protection Plan, which is aimed at protecting the community from the
increased risk of wildfires and other natural disasters. Click HERE to read the full release.

North Tahoe Recreation Access Plan

Placer County is seeking public input for its North Tahoe Recreation Access Plan.

The plan proposes several trailhead parking and staging area sites that would provide increased access to public outdoor recreation areas. For more information, please click here.

Transit frequency reductions anticipated and paratransit service updates

In a continued effort to maintain essential transit services and prioritize the safety of transit operators and passengers, the Tahoe Transportation District (TTD) would like to notify the public that it anticipates periodic frequency reductions for fixed-route services due to COVID-19 staffing challenges. TTD will also limit the number of passengers on paratransit buses to comply with social distancing measures recommended by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).

TTD is not canceling any routes or services at this time; however, passengers may experience slightly longer wait times on Route 50. TTD is working to deliver service as consistently as possible and ensure that any service delays are temporary. TTD is also asking passengers able to use the fixed route transit system to do so, in an effort to create much-needed capacity to maintain social distancing on paratransit buses.

Read the full statement here.

New Truckee River Bridge and SR 89 Completed and Open to the Public

In October 2019, TTD announced the completion of the new Truckee River Bridge and State Route 89 realignment, a long-awaited infrastructure enhancement for Tahoe City residents, along with the millions of visitors who frequent the region annually.

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

TTD is the local lead agency for the SR 89/Fanny Bridge Community Revitalization Project. In early 2011, TTD began an extensive public outreach campaign to engage and inform the community about the project. The outreach campaign focused on working collaboratively with Tahoe City residents, local agencies and organizations, along with business and property owners to receive public input to help create a final project design. In 2015, environmental documents were certified and a preferred alternative was selected.

The project has several goals and TTD is pleased to note that the completion of the first phase fulfilled a significant and long-awaited for safety goal to construct a second emergency egress and ingress option to and from the west shore of Lake Tahoe. In addition, since the opening of the new Truckee River Bridge and realignment, traffic has flowed better than in past years.

Construction project management was led by Federal Highway Administration, Office of Federal Lands, Central Federal Lands Highway Division (CFLHD). The portion of the project they completed 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.