As of the September 2020, the Draft Environmental Document and Draft Project Report recommended a preferred alternative based on a number of factors. Since this project is located mostly within the Caltrans right of way, this decision is made by a Project Development Team which consists of County, Caltrans, Tahoe Regional Planning Agency, and Consultant staff members from various disciplines, including environmental, design, right of way, maintenance and more. The team makes the decision based on various items including public input, environmental impacts, impacts to adjacent properties, access to parcels, operations (vehicle and pedestrians), accommodation of all users (pedestrians, bicycle, buses, etc.), maintenance, adherence the to the projects purpose and need, adherence to planning documents, etc. The analysis of the considered alternatives was documented though a process called Intersection Control Evaluation (ICE). The ICE Report is available.