TRPA awards $ 11 million in transportation grants to Lake Tahoe

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The Tahoe Regional Planning Agency provided $ 11 million in Lake Tahoe transportation grants to reduce traffic congestion, provide free public transportation, and expand biking and hiking trails around the mountain lake.

The agency said on Monday that the improvements will help the region recover from the Caldor fire, tackle the loss of lake clarity and build resilience in the fight against climate change.

The largest grants are $ 3.7 million to help build new parking lots and trail extensions along State Route 28 between Sand Harbor and Incline Village and $ 3 million to complete the final rounds. points on State Route 89 and the Fanny Bridge replacement in Tahoe City, California.

Others include nearly $ 2.5 million in South Lake Tahoe, Calif., To expand sidewalks, bike paths, and transit stops near Ski Run Boulevard and Heavenly Ski Resort.

There is also money for El Dorado County to replace a specialized truck used to clean roads and filter dangerous storm water and runoff that will help with wildfire recovery, and $ 1 million. dollars to extend the free bus trips that the Tahoe Transportation District launched during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The South Tahoe Greenway project is getting $ 500,000 to replace a washed out bridge with a new pedestrian and bicycle bridge over the Upper Truckee River.

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