News briefs: South Lake Tahoe births and more
Kelsey Lynn Bellavin was born Sept. 15 to Nicholas Bellavin & Lindsay Marino Fewlass of South Lake Tahoe.
Brooklyn Kay Denbae was born Sept. 14 to Corey & Amanda Denbae of South Lake Tahoe.
Loren Larry Henson was born Sept. 17 to Jacob Henson & Cassie E Moore of South Lake Tahoe.
April Guadalupe Gonzalez Barbosa was born Sept. 18 to Gustavo Gonzalez Meza & Maria Barbosa-Orozco of South Lake Tahoe.
Cole Ryker Morin was born Sept. 13 to Gabriel & Katelyn Morin of Stateline.
Amanda Regalado was born Sept. 12 to Erik Regalado Ramos & Paulina Perez Lias of South Lake Tahoe.
Juan Pablo Rubio was born Sept. 15 to Nicolas Rubio & Gricelda Ruiz of South Lake Tahoe.
Emma Marie Zahir Gutierrez was born Sept. 15 to Nico Zahir & Cindy M Gutierrez of South Lake Tahoe.
COMMUNITY INVITED TO OHV MEETING ION MCKINNEY RUBICON KIOSK
The U.S. Forest Service Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit (LTBMU) invites Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) partners and enthusiasts and interested members of the public to attend a meeting to discuss sign content for the McKinney Rubicon kiosk. The meeting will take place on Thursday, Sept. 22, 2016, from 1-4 p.m. at the Forest Supervisor’s Office, 35 College Drive, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150.
Invited partners include Lake Tahoe Hi Lo’s 4 Wheel Drive Club, North Tahoe Traildusters, Tahoe Donner 4 Wheelers, The ‘Other’ Rubicon, Friends of the Rubicon (FOTR), Rubicon Trail Foundation (RTF), California Four Wheel Drive Association (Cal4Wheel), California Off-Road Vehicle Association (CORVA), American Motorcycle Association (AMA), Nevada Four Wheel Drive Association (N4WDA), Blue Ribbon Coalition (BRC), Pine Nut Mountains Trails Association (PNMTA), El Dorado and Placer counties, the Tahoe National Forest, U.S. Forest Service Law Enforcement and U.S. Forest Service Fire Prevention and Patrol.
For requests for reasonable accommodation access to the facility or proceedings, contact Adrian Escobedo at 530-543-2758 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information about the meeting, contact Mike Gabor, LTBMU forest engineer at 530-543-2642 or email email@example.com.
NDOT ADVISES DRIVERS OF SR 28 CONSTRUCTION SCHEDULE
The Nevada Department of Transportation has announced the updated late-September/early-October construction schedule for the SR 28 Shared Use Path/Safety/Stormwater project in Incline Village to meet the original Oct. 20 Phase 1 completion date.
Crews will be on hand 24 hours per day Wednesday, Sept. 21, and again Monday, Sept. 26, until Friday, Oct. 7. Motorists should anticipate delays of up to 30 minutes with one-lane flagger controlled closures near Hidden Beach, one mile south of Incline Village. (During Phase 1, the average wait time has been five to 15 minutes.)
Work will include relocation of a sewer (effluent) pipe near Sand Harbor as well as an undercrossing tunnel for the SR 28 shared-use bike path.
In addition, rolling road closures will occur from 7-9 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 28, and again on Sunday, Oct. 2, for wide load trucks to deliver the precast concrete tunnel. Motorists should expect delays between 30-60 minutes. Northbound traffic will be held at certain locations on State Route 28 from the intersection of US 50 Spooner Summit to Memorial Point (just North of Sand Harbor) to allow for the trucks. Once through, cars will be allowed to proceed. Southbound traffic will be allowed to travel behind the trucks.
The roadside parking lot at Memorial Point will be closed from Tuesday, Sept. 27, from 5:00 p.m. until Thursday morning, Sept. 29, as well as Saturday, Oct. 1, from 5 p.m. until Monday morning, Oct. 3, to allow for a truck staging area.
After Oct. 7, access will revert to the original road configuration with construction hours returning to weekdays Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., through Oct. 20. All lanes will be open during non-working hours.
The project will be constructed over the next two to three years to build a three-plus mile shared-use path from the south end of Incline Village to Sand Harbor State Park. An underpass will be constructed beneath the highway to bring the path from the east to west side of the road near the Flume Trail. Three new parking areas will be constructed near the Ponderosa Ranch and Tunnel Creek Café, providing safer parking options for the almost one million recreationists who visit the area each year.
Centerline rumble strips and emergency roadside turnouts will also be added to State Route 28, further enhancing motorist and pedestrian safety. In addition, water quality improvements such as enhanced roadside drainage inlets, sediment filtration systems and erosion control will be installed to help preserve the quality of stormwater entering Lake Tahoe. NDOT has contracted Granite Construction to implement the project by fall of 2018.
More than two and a half million vehicles a year travel on State Route 28, mixing with as many as 2,000 pedestrian and bicyclists who park and recreate near the roadside on peak days and creating safety and accessibility concerns on the mountainous highway. Nearly 107 crashes occurred in the area between 2006 and 2013; accounting for approximately 25 percent of crashes on State Route 28.
Project information is available at http://www.nevadadot.com/sr28.
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