Placer awards $368,000 to design next phase of Martis Valley Trail

Published on February 21, 2017

The Placer County Board of Supervisors today approved a $368,000 contract with Auerbach Engineering Corporation of Tahoe City to design a 1.6-mile reach of the Martis Valley Trail in eastern Placer County.

Connecting the Town of Truckee with the Martis Valley and Northstar community, the multipurpose Martis Valley Trail is a key link in the larger regional trail network throughout the North Lake Tahoe area.

Under the contact, Auerbach will design the reach starting south of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Martis Creek Lake to the roundabout at Northstar Drive. The Army Corps is processing an environmental assessment for an adjacent planned Martis Valley Trail segment that would cross federal land at its Martis Creek Lake recreation area.

With design work set to begin shortly, construction of this trail segment is planned to begin as early as May 2018.