Update: SR 89/Fanny Bridge Community Revitalization Project
10/3/2016
The Tahoe Transportation District is very pleased to announce that Martin Brothers Construction has been awarded the construction contract in the amount of $30.1 million for the SR 89 / Fanny Bridge Community Revitalization and Dollar Creek Shared-Use Trail Projects. Central Federal Lands Highway Division (CFLHD) is the lead agency for construction, which is scheduled to begin fall 2016 and be completed summer 2018.

In 2015, environmental documents for the SR 89/Fanny Bridge Community Revitalization Project were certified, and a preferred alternative was selected. Over several years, the TTD worked collaboratively with Tahoe City residents, agencies and organizations along with business and property owners/managers receiving extensive input to help create a final project design.
 
Caltrans, Placer County, Tahoe City Public Utility District, Tahoe Regional Planning Agency, US Forest Service, and CFLHD all deserve a lot of credit for coming together to craft a project design that addresses the needs of the local community, agency management objectives, and regional environmental goals.

The SR 89/Fanny Bridge Community Revitalization Project represents a critical contribution to the region’s future by adding an additional egress/ingress to and from Tahoe City’s west shore; alleviating traffic congestion aiding in having public transit run on schedule; improving pedestrian and cyclists’ safety making people feel comfortable to park their cars and walk; implementing environmental improvements, and contributing to the city’s overall economic vitality and safety. View renderings and more details online at: www.FannyBridge.org.
 
Once the project is completed, the stretch of road starting on the north side of Fanny Bridge extending to the new roundabout on West Lake Boulevard will become a Placer County maintained road. As a local road, the 25 mph speed zone will be suitable for walking, biking, jogging and simply relaxing. Another benefit to a local road is that it can be closed for various events such as street fairs, farmers’ markets and performing arts.

The contract award includes Placer County’s Dollar Creek Shared-Use Trail Project, which works together with the SR 89/Fanny Bridge Community Revitalization Project to connect pedestrian and bicycle trails. The trail project proposes to construct 2.2 miles of new shared-use trail along the north shore of Lake Tahoe near State Route 28 between Dollar Hill and Tahoe Vista.  The project will include a shared-use trail, a bridge over Dollar Creek, a marked pedestrian crossing at SR 28 and Dollar Drive, and a neighborhood connector at County Club Drive. 

With improved trail systems from both projects, Tahoe City and surrounding areas will be more inviting for people to get out of their cars to walk and bike. The area in and around the Tahoe City Wye will be much safer with the improvements being made by both projects.
 
Here’s a big thanks to the Project Delivery Team that really worked to keep project costs within available funding, while enhancing the project scope and reducing environmental impacts.

And, the project includes a number of Federal Every Day Counts Initiative improvements related to road improvement design and landscaping.
 
The Project Delivery Team is comprised of representatives from the TTD, Placer County, Caltrans, United States Forest Service, the Tahoe City Public Utility District, Tahoe Regional Planning Agency and CFLHD.
 
The Tahoe Transportation District has been the lead agency for the SR 89/Fanny Bridge Community Revitalization Project for six years, and it will continue to see it through to completion.
 
For the latest project updates visit www.FannyBridge.org, or contact Margaret Skillicorn at suggestions@FannyBridge.org, 530.550.7578.
 
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The Tahoe Transportation District (TTD) is responsible for the implementation of transportation projects, transit services, and management of transportation programs for Lake Tahoe in the greater Sierra Region. The TTD continuously strives to offer accurate and up to date information about the SR 89/Fanny Bridge Community Revitalization Project through community meetings, eblasts, advertisements, website updates, Facebook posts, one- on-one correspondences and through other appropriate mediums.