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Opinion: Skeptical of Fanny Bridge project in Tahoe City

Local agencies have submitted the environmental review for the “Fanny Bridge Revitalization Project” in Tahoe City.

It should more aptly be named “The Bypass Through 64 Acres Project.” There are six plans being submitted, four of which include a new road through 64 Acres; one is designated as no change; and one includes leaving the 89 as is, rehabbing the bridge and creating a traffic rotary at the “Wye.”

The road through 64 Acres includes the removal of 400 trees and partially elevating the road to nine feet high. Fixing the merging of three lanes of traffic into one through Tahoe City and the uncontrolled pedestrian crossing at Grove Street would improve traffic flow without sacrificing Tahoe City’s park.

Most believe that the process of public input is an exercise in futility and strictly lip service by those in charge. Unfortunately I agree, but I would encourage everyone to have a look at the plans and submit your comments by February 17.

The plans can be found at the Tahoe City Library.

Carolyn Willette

Tahoe City

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