Tahoe City Transit Center Construction Road Closure Set For June 22

After several delays due to inclement weather, there will be a temporary closure of the River Access Road in Tahoe City as part of construction of the Tahoe City Transit Center. The closure will be on Wed., June 22, 2011. The closure will be from 7 AM until 6 PM.

The closure will affect access to the adjacent Tahoe City Public Utility District parking lot, and 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 June 22 closure will enable both curb and gutter installation and pavement removal. The Transit Center is a $7.4 million 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 public 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 as well as improve pedestrian and bicycle mobility in and around Tahoe City.

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.