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Repairs set for river bike path

Joanna Hartman
Sierra Sun

Work to repair damage done by a January storm to the bike path between Alpine Meadows and Squaw Valley is set to begin in the coming weeks.

The total cost of repairs to the Midway Trail is $481,751. The Federal Emergency Management Agency will fund $388,000 toward the project.

On Friday, a $316,330 bid was awarded to Suter Construction by the Tahoe City Public Utility District.

The district will apply for other funds to reduce its $94,000 cost, said Cindy Gustafson, the assistant general manager of Tahoe City Public Utility District.

The deadline for work to be completed is Nov. 15.

The hillside beneath the trail is a historic landslide area, and washed away due to the heavy rains that hit the area in early January, said Gustafson. The district was aware that erosion would someday be an issue in that area along the Truckee River, but finding a route for a trail on the east side of the river is difficult, she said.