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Meeting next week on $30 million Fanny Bridge project at Lake Tahoe

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TAHOE CITY, Calif. — A public presentation on plans for the new Fanny Bridge upgrade project is scheduled for 5:30-6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 18, at the TCPUD Board Room at 221 Fairway Drive in Tahoe City.

According to the Tahoe Transportation District, the meeting will provide a complete overview of the SR89/Fanny Bridge Community Revitalization Project, including upcoming work schedules and viewing of various renderings.

Public input will be sought, according to the meeting announcement, and a Q-and-A session will take place.

Last month, TTD announced it had secured the remaining $4.9 million in funding required for the project, which includes constructing a new bridge over the Truckee River and realigning Highway 89 by adding a two-lane bypass through the 64 Acres lot in National Forest System land, while redesignating a portion of the existing highway by the bridge to a street that would be open to all traffic.

The roughly $30 million overhaul — which government officials gave final approval to in May — also includes three roundabouts that would essentially form a triangle, one at the Tahoe City "Wye," and one at either end of the new bypass.

Visit tahoetransportation.org/fanny-new-1 to learn more about the project. For information about next week's meeting, contact Margaret Skillicorn, TTD Community Outreach Specialist, at Margaret@paragonpr.net or 530-550-7578.