South Lake Tahoe, CA – Construction began on the Class 1 Bicycle Trail Replacement project on July 14th with an anticipated completion date of August 9, 2014.
Progress is moving along and the bike paths and they have undergone the “pulverization” phase and are entering the “paving” phase. The only potential delay on the project at this point is the cumaru decking for the bridges has not arrived from Brazil yet.
This project was made possible by a $250,000 contribution through Measure R funds and $475,452 grant funding through Caltrans Bicycle Transportation Authority. A Ribbon Cutting Ceremony is tentatively set for Friday, August 22nd.
The Class 1 Bicycle Trail Rehabilitation project area runs parallel to Highway 50 from Los Angeles Ave. to Motel 6 and the Upper Truckee River (including bridges); one segment on Highway 50 from Helen Avenue to the South “Y” to include the following areas: Harrison Ave. (Los Angeles to Tulare), Rubicon to Tulare, Eloise to Ponderosa, Silver Dollar to Rubicon, and Helen Ave. to South Ave. and Linear Park.
About Measure R
Measure R was passed by voters in November 2011 to allow Measure S funds to be used for renovation of pre-2000 (old) Class I bicycle paths owned or operated by the City of South Lake Tahoe or the County of El Dorado in the CFD area, and allocated $500,000 of Measure S funds for renovation of youth ball fields in the Community Facilities District (CFD) area. After first ensuring maintenance funding for new Class I bicycle paths when they are built in fulfillment of the original intent of Measure S, Measure R also allows bicycle path maintenance funding to be directed to old Class I bicycle paths that have been renovated.