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Open house for Highway 50 realignment scheduled for Nov. 12

Tribune staff report

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE — An update on a proposal to realign Highway 50 behind the casinos at the California-Nevada state line will be the focus of an open house scheduled for Nov. 12.

The Tahoe Transportation District and community representatives from arts, recreation and government agencies will host an update on the project. The public open house will be held at Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel from 5 to 7 p.m.

The event will give the public a chance to “see how the project could improve the South Shore area gateways, local art, biking/walking paths, access improvements, and community gathering places,” according to a press release.

Under the current proposal, the intent is to divert Highway 50 behind Harrah’s Lake Tahoe, MontBleu Casino Resort Casino & Spa and the Village Shopping Center and create four lanes along Lake Parkway.

The section of roadway through the casino core would be converted into three lanes and reconnect the thoroughfares at Pioneer Trail in California. According to the notice, a reclassification from federal highway to local street status would allow for the development of a “main street” and provide local area control.

Other elements of the proposal include expanded pedestrian and gathering areas, the creation of an attractive and safer “main street,” solutions to address transportation congestion and traffics issues in the area, and lake clarity improvements, according the release.

The open house will offer guests a chance to ask questions and share thoughts on the project, as well as alternatives.

For those unable to attend, an online open house will be available at http://www.connectsouthshore.com starting Nov. 12 at 5 p.m.

Suggestions can also be emailed to suggestions@us50revitalization.org. For more information, visit http://www.tahoetransportation.org/us50.


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