Contract OK’d for next phase of Truckee River Legacy Trail

Staff report

A look at a portion of the existing trail along the Truckee River.
Courtesy photo / Truckee Trails Foundation |

TRUCKEE, Calif. — Truckee Town Council voted unanimously on July 23 to award a contract to Campbell Construction for construction of Phase 3B of the Truckee River Legacy Trail.

Phase 3B will run between the Truckee River and Tahoe-Truckee Sanitation Agency Waste Water Treatment Plant to Glenshire Drive.

The Truckee Trails and Bikeways Master Plan, adopted in 2002, identifies the Truckee River Legacy Trail as a high priority trail, and when completed, will connect Donner Memorial State Park to Glenshire. Two more phases are planned.

“Truckee has the opportunity to build a world-class network of trails to connect our community,” said Tony Lashbrook, Truckee town manager, in a statement. “The construction of Phase 3B of the Legacy Trail will provide a key connection from Glenshire to Downtown Truckee and is moving forward based upon the outstanding collaboration of several agencies and partners.”

In November 2012, Phase 3B was awarded a $2.9 million California River Parkways Grant. That funding, along with other sources, is expected to cover the estimated $4.6 million construction cost.

Construction will include approximately 2.2 miles of bicycle/pedestrian trail along the Truckee River and is expected to be completed by fall 2014.

“We have been active advocates for Legacy Trail since the beginning,” said Allison Pedley, Truckee Trails Foundation executive director, in a statement. “Thanks to the support of our members and funders, we have been able to help raise money for the trail and work with the Town of Truckee to get this trail built.”

Upon completion, the Truckee River Legacy Trail will be about five miles long.

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