As part of construction of the Tahoe City Transit Center, there will be two, mid-week lane closures of the River Access Road in Tahoe City. The first will be on Tues., May 17. There will be an additional date later in the month, which will be announced when details are finalized. The closure on the 17th will be from 7 AM until 6 PM.
The closure will affect access to the adjacent Tahoe City Public Utility District parking lot. The closure will be approximately halfway between State Route 89 and the parking area. The parking area will be unavailable during the closure, but parking will be available on the shoulder of the River Access Road on the SR 89 side.
Signs notifying the public were placed at the parking lot today and will remain there until the closure is lifted.
The River Access Road will be relocated as part of the Transit Center project. The closure on May 17 will enable installation of a culvert for water quality and drainage. The Center, a $7.4 million project will be an intermodal transportation hub for both residents and visitors to Lake Tahoe’s West and north Shores. Covering about 2.5 acres on a tract of land west of State Route 89, the center will serve as a hub for Placer County’s Tahoe Area Regional Transit (TART) buses. The Center will be situated adjacent to hiking and bike paths and provide parking for commuters and visitors to utilize buses to get around on the North and West Shores of Lake Tahoe.
The Transit Center is part of the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency’s Environmental Improvement Project program for improving air quality, which in turn will benefit lake clarity. The project is also consistent with numerous agency transportation plans, community plans, and studies.