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Tahoe City bridge/highway overhaul project meeting Thursday

Staff report

TAHOE CITY, Calif. — A public workshop on for the Highway 89/Fanny Bridge Community Revitalization Project will take place Thursday, Feb. 26, from 5-7 p.m. at the Granlibakken Conference Center.

The meeting is designed for Tahoe Transportation District and Central Federal Lands Highway Division officials to getinput on bridge aesthetics and possible upgrades at the Highway 89/28 “Wye” intersection.

Options for sidewalks, streetscaping and gateway features; information on roundabouts, and aerial video and images of the project area are expected to be reviewed.

According to a TTD statement, primary needs for the proposed project relate to the “current traffic congestion and unacceptable safety and travel conditions at and around the Truckee River Bridge and the highway intersection.”

Further, according to TTD, the project intends to “increase emergency access and egress to the West Shore, improve the safety of vehicular, pedestrian and cyclist mobility, address the long-term structural integrity of (the) 86-year-old Fanny Bridge through its rehabilitation or replacement, assist in alleviating traffic back-ups and create a walkable commercial area.”

Six project alternatives are proposed. Four include repair/replacement of the bridge and a new bridge; and two maintain the current alignment of Highway 89, while modifying the intersection. There is also a no-build option.

Visit FannyBridge.org for more information.