Sierra Boulevard Complete Streets Project Rendering
The City of South Lake Tahoe is proposing to rehabilitate 0.6 miles of Sierra Boulevard from Palmira Avenue to Barbara Avenue including potential drainage improvements extending into arterial streets along Sierra Boulevard. The City will integrate a Complete Streets design concept providing opportunities for non-motorized transportation with the addition of bike lanes, shared use (bicycle and pedestrian) facilities on one side of the street, a pedestrian path on the other side of the street, street lighting adjacent to the proposed pedestrian and shared use facilities, landscaping, water quality treatment galleries, and storm drain conveyance system. The pedestrian path will connect to the proposed South Tahoe Greenway Shared Use Trail being implemented by the California Tahoe Conservancy. On street parking will be included along with landscaping all within the existing 81-foot-wide road right-of-way.
Construction staging will be located on an El Dorado County owned section of Barbara Avenue heading southwest from Sierra Boulevard toward Lodi Street that would be closed to through traffic. A Construction start date is planned for spring 2018 and is expected to last approximately two construction seasons.
In addition, federal funding has been requested by the City for this project from the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), administered through the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans). The Project will also comply with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).