Truckee, CA – August 27, 2013: The Town of Truckee held a ground breaking ceremony for Phase 3B of the Truckee River Legacy Trail on Monday, August 26, 2013. With approximately 25 people in attendance, the ceremony celebrated the start of construction on this key trail segment. Phase 3B will connect Phase 3A (completed in 2010 and located east of the Riverview Sports Park) to Glenshire Drive on the west end of the Glenshire Subdivision.
Groundbreaking (from left to right): Tony Lashbrook (Town Manager), Becky Bucar (Truckee Associate Engineer), Carolyn Wallace Dee (Truckee Mayor), Polly Escovedo (River Parkways Program Manager, California Natural Resources Agency) Penny Harding (River Parkways Grants Administrator), Paco Lindsay, (Truckee Trails Foundation), Dr. Mark Brown (Truckee Council Member), Alicia Barr (Truckee Council Member), Patrick Flora (Truckee Vice Mayor), Jay Parker (T-TSA Engineering Department Manager), Andy God (Campbell Construction)
The construction of this section of the Truckee River Legacy Trail has been made possible by a $2.9 million California River Parkways grant administered by the California Natural Resources Agency. The River Parkways Program Manger, Polly Escovedo, and Grants Administrator, Penny Harding, attended on behalf of the California Natural Resources Agency. Of note, the trail project received the highest award amount in this cycle of the River Parkways program, awards for which average $1 million per project.
Truckee Special Service Area #5 (Glenshire) funds, which are funds generated from special assessments on Glenshire residential properties, will also be used to fund the project construction.
Town of Truckee Mayor, Carolyn Wallace Dee, noted many key partners in the trail development including the Tahoe-Truckee Sanitation Agency and the U.S. Forest Service who own the land over which the trail travels. The Truckee Sanitary District also provided construction access through their property.
The Truckee Trails Foundation, who helped to fund a portion of the permitting for the project through grants, and the Our Truckee River Legacy Foundation were also recognized for being excellent trail advocates in the community. Other key contributors were identified:
Trail Design: Lumos and Associates
Construction Contractor: Campbell Construction
Cultural Resources Analysis and Monitoring: Far Western Anthropological Research Group
Environmental: ESA and JBR Environmental
Material Testing: Holdrege & Kull
Phase 3B is expected to be completed by Fall 2014. For more information about the project please contact Becky Bucar, Town of Truckee firstname.lastname@example.org, (530) 582-2932.