Tahoe City Mobility Project
The Tahoe City Mobility Plan was completed in 2016. It identified community needs and upgrades within the Tahoe City corridor, include addressing, wayfinding, parking and circulation improvements in downtown Tahoe City.
Planning efforts were funded by TRPA, TCPUD, and TOT including addressing pedestrian corridor gaps in Tahoe City. Dedicated pedestrian path corridors and trail alignments from the Wye in Tahoe City (intersection of SR 89 and SR 28) through Tahoe City, were identified.
Pedestrian improvements have been identified along SR 28 in downtown Tahoe City to connect the regional trail corridor to community businesses and destinations and to connect people to Lake Tahoe.
Grove Street Intersection Improvements Project
Stemming from the Tahoe City Mobility Plan, the Grove Street Intersection Improvement Project will assess the intersection of Grove Street and state Route 28, also known as North Lake Boulevard in Tahoe City, to improve pedestrian mobility and enhance traffic throughput.
Placer County is working in coordination with Caltrans on this project and together, staff will analyze multiple alternatives for the intersection and select the most appropriate including a signal, roundabout or no project.
The project is intended to address long-standing community concerns with pedestrian safety and mobility, as well as vehicular congestion. Due to the adjacent school on Grove Street, there are frequent school bus stops at this intersection and many children crossing state Route 28 en route to school. The contract includes preliminary design for the intersection, as well as environmental review and final design services.
Stemming from the Tahoe City Mobility Plan in 2016, county staff consider this project a key component in a systematic, whole-network approach to improve mobility for pedestrians and bicyclists throughout this area of North Lake Tahoe.
Placer County plans to engage the community on this project and others in the coming months. More details will be shared here when available.