Hearing next week on Lake Tahoe’s Incline-to-Sand Harbor path project | SierraSun.com

Hearing next week on Lake Tahoe’s Incline-to-Sand Harbor path project

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This illustration shows what the path will look like, including a new pedestrian crosswalk, at the Lakeshore Boulevard intersection.
Courtesy Tahoe Transportation District |

INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — The Nevada Department of Transportation will host a public information meeting on Tuesday, July 26, about the upcoming project to construct a shared-use path along Highway 28 between Incline Village and Sand Harbor.

The meeting, the second in a series of public meetings to update the community, will provide information on the construction schedule and traffic impacts. It’s scheduled from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 26, at the Chateau at 955 Fairway Blvd., Incline Village, with an informational presentation held at 5:30 p.m.

To be constructed over the next two to three years, the project will build a three-plus-mile, shared-use path from the south end of Incline Village to Sand Harbor State Park. An underpass will be constructed beneath the highway to bring the path from the east to west side of the road near the Flume Trail.

Two new parking areas will be constructed near the Ponderosa Ranch and Tunnel Creek Café, providing safer parking options for the almost 1 million recreationists who visit the area each year.

Centerline rumble strips and emergency roadside turnouts will also be added to Highway 28, further enhancing motorist and pedestrian safety. In addition, water quality improvements such as enhanced roadside drainage inlets, sediment filtration systems and erosion control will be installed to help preserve the quality of stormwater entering Lake Tahoe.

Thirteen agencies came together to plan the path, which is envisioned as the first step in a future Nevada Stateline-to-Stateline shared-use path connecting from the Nevada-California state line in Crystal Bay to the South Shore casino core.

This article was provided by the Nevada Department of Transportation. Visit nevadadot.com/SR28 to learn more about this project.