What is it?
A $35.5 million project to create a bypass around Tahoe City to the West Shore with the goal of alleviating traffic congestion and enhancing a walkable business district. When completed, the project will include three roundabouts and will replace the historic Fanny Bridge in Tahoe City with a new bridge consisting of improved sidewalks and bike lanes. The Tahoe Transportation District, in cooperation with federal highway officials, are moving ahead with construction of the project.
Where is it in the process?
The project got underway in 2017. Construction is on hold for the winter and is set to resume in the summer. The project is slated to be finished in 2020.
What is the League’s position?
The League was instrumental in ensuring the project and its vision was translated effectively into policy for the Placer County Area Plan. We support the project's goal to make the Fanny Bridge area more bike and pedestrian friendly.
Tahoe transportation officials, in cooperation with federal highway officials, are moving ahead with plans to replace the historic Fanny Bridge. The project will include the construction of a new Truckee River Bridge, relocation of the junction of Highway 89 and Highway 28, and construction of three new traffic circles. The project will also add improved amenities for people walking and riding bicycles.
The League was instrumental in ensuring the project and its visioning were translated effectively into policy for the Placer County Area Plan. The ultimate goal is to create a pedestrian-friendly zone for the Fanny Bridge Area.Construction for the project is underway and expected to be completed in 2020. Visit the project page for more updates.
DocumentsMay 2015 Comments on Fanny Bridge Final Environmental Impact Statement
March 2015 Additional Comments on Fanny Bridge DEIS and Associated Project
February 2015 comments on the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the Fanny Bridge Community Revitalization Project.
January 2012 scoping comments for the Fanny Bridge Community Revitalization Project.