New manager for Fanny Bridge, other Tahoe transportation projects |

New manager for Fanny Bridge, other Tahoe transportation projects

Staff report
Russ Nygaard
Courtesy TTD |

TAHOE CITY, Calif. — The Tahoe Transportation District recently appointed Russ Nygaard as transportation capital program manager to oversee the planning, design and execution of the agency’s capital projects.

With 26 years engineering experience in transportation and bridge projects, Nygaard will assist with funding procurement and budget maintenance while ensuring all federal requirements are met and executed on schedule, according to a TTD news release.

“Russ Nygaard’s regional experience as a structural and civil engineer and his familiarity with the various agencies are major assets as we continue the momentum with successful project implementation throughout the Tahoe Basin,” Carl Hasty, district manager for the TTD, said in a statement.

Nygaard, 50, has been assisting with projects in the Tahoe Basin since 2007, including the Sawmill Bike Path, Lakeview Commons water front and county campground improvements.

According to TTD, Nygaard’s immediate priorities include implementation of three TTD efforts: The Highway 89/Fanny Bridge project in Tahoe City; the U.S. Highway 50 South Shore Community Revitalization; and the Highway 28 Corridor/NV Stateline to Stateline Bikeway Projects.

Nygaard replaces Alfred Knotts, who left the district earlier this year to become the transportation planning manager in Park City, Utah.

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