The City of South Lake Tahoe has been awarded $475,452 in grant funding from Caltrans through the Bicycle Transportation Account (BTA) among 111 applicants. This grant was written by the City’s grants coordinator, Lori Marino.
The City of South Lake Tahoe has identified through annual inspection, several Class 1 bike paths that have exceeded usable life span and are in desperate need of complete reconstruction. The pathways identified, provide key connectivity to various neighborhoods and business districts within the City limits. The rehabilitation project includes full depth reclamation and replacement of approximately 1.97 miles of Class 1 bike trail and will include structural section, paving, striping and signage.
Focus of reconstruction is intended in the areas parallel to U.S. Highway 50 on the west side from Los Angeles Ave. to Motel 6 and the Upper Truckee River (including bridges); one segment on the east side of U.S. 50 from Helen Avenue to the South "Y" to include the following areas: Harrison Ave. (Los Angeles to Tulare), Rubicon to Tulare, Eloise to Ponderosa, Silver Dollar to Rubicon, and Helen Ave. to South Ave. and Linear Park.
The total cost of the project is estimated at $620,452. The City was awarded $475,452 in grant funding through the State BTA grant and will provide a local match of in-kind Engineering services in the amount of $45,000.00. The South Lake Tahoe Recreation Facilities Joint Powers Authority (JPA) has pledged a matching contribution of $100,000 through Measure R.
This project aligns with the current City Council Strategic Priority of improving the built environment.