TRUCKEE, Calif. — Users of the Truckee River Legacy Trail could soon have a new section to enjoy.
On April 8, Truckee Town Council approved an early completion incentive for Phase 3B of the trail, which will run between west of Tahoe-Truckee Sanitation Agency plant to the Glenshire subdivision.
“We are thrilled that the Legacy Trail to Glenshire could be completed in time for Truckee residents to recreate and commute on this summer,” said Allison Pedley, executive director of the Truckee Trails Foundation, in a statement. “Usage on this trail will increase significantly once this link is finished.”
The maximum payment to the contractor, Reno-based Campbell Construction Company, is $25,500 if the segment is done by July 3, according to the town. The incentive would only be for completion between then and Aug. 29, decreasing by $500 each day, excluding Sundays, to a minimum of $5,000.
The compensation would be offset by cost savings associated with an earlier completion date, according to the town.
The project is budgeted for $3.74 million in fiscal year 2013-14, with funding coming from a $2.9 million California River Parkways Grant and other sources.
For the project to be considered complete, the trail must be open to the public, although minor items may be outstanding. When asked if there is a timeframe for completion, associate engineer for the town Becky Bucar said, “it’s a little soon to tell.”
She added that the incentive does not guarantee the trail will be complete before September.
Work on the 2.2-mile portion should resume this week, Bucar said. Upon completion, the Truckee River Legacy Trail will be about five miles long, with two more phases planned.
“The more quickly this phase is built, the more quickly Phases 4 and 5 can be built, and the Legacy Trail can be fully completed,” said Lisa Wallace, president of Our Truckee River Legacy Foundation. “We are really looking to the day we can get from Donner Memorial State Park to Glenshire on the trail.”