Final environmental review released for Fanny Bridge project
Special to the Tribune
A final environment impact report, environmental impact statement, and environmental assessment document is now available for the proposed State Route 89/Fanny Bridge Community Revitalization Project.
Several public hearings are scheduled for the document:
· Tahoe Transportation District Board Meeting, Friday, March 27, 9:30 a.m. at the Granlibakken Resort, 725 Granlibakken Road, Tahoe City, California.
· Tahoe Regional Planning Agency Advisory Planning Commission, Wednesday, April 8, 9:30 a.m. at TRPA, 128 Market Street, Stateline, Nevada.
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· Tahoe Regional Planning Agency Governing Board, Thursday, April 23, 9:30 a.m. at the North Tahoe Conference Center, 8318 N. Lake Blvd., Kings Beach, California.
The Tahoe Transportation District and Federal Highway Administration-Central Federal Lands Highway Division are proposing improvements to resolve the existing traffic congestion at the wye intersection of State Route 28 and State Route 89 and address the long-term structural integrity of the Truckee River Bridge locally known as “Fanny Bridge,” located in Tahoe City in eastern Placer County, California.
The project site extends approximately 0.7 miles on State Route 28 and 0.6 miles on State Route 89. The overall purposes of the proposed project are to improve the safety and operation of the State Route 89/State Route 28 wye intersection and Fanny Bridge area in Tahoe City for present and future automobile travel demand, pedestrian activity, and trail use; to improve multimodal mobility in the Fanny Bridge area, including transit, pedestrian, and bicycle travel, while also improving personal auto access; to address the long-term structural integrity of Fanny Bridge through its rehabilitation or replacement; and to contribute to the economic revitalization of the local Tahoe City community by enhancing auto and non-auto business access and safety, including delivery of goods and services.
The Final EIR/EIS/EA document can be found at http://www.trpa.org/get-involved/major-projects/ and http://www.tahoetransportation.org/fanny-new-1. This is a joint environmental document prepared by Tahoe Transportation District, TRPA, and the Federal Highway Administration-Central Federal Lands Highway Division.
An application for the above-referenced project is on file at TRPA offices and may be reviewed during regular office hours (9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.), Monday through Friday, except Tuesday and legal holidays. The TRPA staff summary for this project will be available for review at TRPA offices seven calendar days prior to the meeting. Comments on the proposed project must be received by TRPA no later than 5 p.m. on the day before the meeting or must be made in person at one of the hearings. Interested persons may submit comments to Brian Judge, Principal Environmental Specialist at TRPA, by email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or by mail to TRPA, Brian Judge, P.O. Box 5310, Stateline, Nevada 89449-5310.
For more information about the State Route 89/Fanny Bridge Community Revitalization Project, please visit http://www.fannybridge.org.
The Tahoe Regional Planning Agency leads the cooperative effort to preserve, restore, and enhance the unique natural and human environment of the Lake Tahoe Region, while improving local communities, and people’s interactions with our irreplaceable environment. For additional information, contact Tom Lotshaw, Public Information Officer, at 775-589-5278.
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