South Lake Tahoe sign project gains Caltrans approval |

South Lake Tahoe sign project gains Caltrans approval

Caltrans has approved an encroachment permit for a wayfinding project in South Lake Tahoe, according to a statement from the city.

The project includes the installation of new or replacement signs along U.S. Highway 50, Emerald Bay Road and Pioneer Trail that direct people to sports fields, visitor’s centers, ski resorts, parks and recreation facilities, shopping, dining, beaches, parking and the Lake Tahoe Historic Society Museum.

The goal of the project is to “reduce sign clutter through the use of consistent colors, symbols, and content providing travelers clear information to locate their destination of choice,” according to the statement.

The project is a collaboration between South Lake Tahoe, El Dorado County, the Lake Tahoe South Shore Chamber of Commerce and Caltrans.

The city paid $66,000 and the county paid $42,500 to design, fabricate, construct and install the signs.

The signs are scheduled for installation before the 2011 Amgen Tour of California in May.

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