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Updates for 2019 Construction Season

The new Truckee River Bridge, realignment and roundabouts on both ends are open to traffic.  There will be a few more items to finish in the next couple of weeks.

Constructing another bridge over the Truckee River (new Truckee River Bridge) was a critical safety goal of the project to ensure two egresses and ingresses from the west shore of Lake Tahoe.

The remainder of the project (wye roundabout and replacement of Fanny Bridge) is projected to begin in the spring of 2021 and completed by fall 2020.

For additional information, please email suggestions@FannyBridge.org and follow the project's group Facebook Page.

 New SR89 bridge 2 completed

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Important Preliminary

         Project Documents

Economic Analysis of the State Route 89/Fanny Bridge Community Revitalization Project
SR89/FB Economic Study

“FEIS Mitigation Monitoring and Reporting Program," the Final EIR/EIS/EA, is very large and has been broken into sections for quicker downloading:
Table of Contents 

Chapters 1 and 2 
Chapter 3 - Pages 3-1 to 3-413 
Chapter 3 - Pages 3-414 to 3-692 
Chapters 4 and 5 

Draft SR89/Fanny Bridge Community Revitalization Project EIR/EIS/EA

Project Study Report, March 1, 2002


For answers to some of the most frequently
asked questions:
Part One
Part Two
Part Three 
Part Four
Part Five


The project will integrate with other proposed
and existing area transportation system
improvements. Click for a Map


The TTD welcomes all questions and input.
Please address written comments to:

Tahoe Transportation District
PO Box 499
Zephyr Cove, NV 89448

email: suggestions@fannybridge.org
FAX: 775.588.0917


New SR89 bridge 1 completed

The new Truckee River Bridge located east of the Tahoe City Caltrans Yard
along SR 89 leading into Tahoe City from Truckee.
Photo Credit: Federal Highway Administration

Tahoe Transportation District has been the local lead agency for the project for over six years and will be through the completion of the project. Central Federal Lands Highway Division (CFLHD) is the lead agency for construction and design of the project. On October 3, 2016, Martin Brothers Construction was awarded the construction contract.

Project Schedule

The Central Federal Lands Highway Division of the Federal Highway Administration (CFLHD-FHWA) is the lead agency for construction and Martin Brothers Construction is under contract to complete the work. Construction work began May 1, 2018 on the SR89/Fanny Bridge Community Revitalization Project.   

2019 Construction  

  • The construction plan for 2019 is to complete the realignment of SR 89, the new Truckee River Bridge and the two roundabouts on either end of the realignment (one on West Lake Blvd. and the other east of the Caltrans Maintenance Yard on SR 89 heading into Tahoe City from Truckee.)
  • Due to high water levels in Lake Tahoe and the Truckee River as a result of this winter’s above average heavy snow and rainfall, the project construction start date is anticipated for some time in mid-June.
  • The rebuild of Fanny Bridge will not take place during the 2019 construction season.
    Work at the Tahoe City wye may start after August 2019.

  • New rockery wall across from the Caltrans Maintenance Yard - Completed
  • Forty-year old sewer pipe replacement - Completed 
  • Tahoe City Trout Statue dismantling and Williamson tree relocation - Completed 

Tahoe City Trout Sculpture Update (June 6, 2018)

The Tahoe City Trout Sculpture has been dismantled and is in storage to allow for the construction of the approved project design. Members of the project delivery team*, along with executives from the North Lake Tahoe Chamber of Commerce, have had numerous meetings over several years with the artist in an effort to secure a prominent location in the project area to relocate the statue.

The intent from the time the project was resurrected in 2011, approved in 2015 and to the start of construction in 2017 was, and is, to find a prominent location within the project area to continue to showcase the statue to the community and to visitors.  At this time, no reasonable agreement has been made for a new location for the sculpture.  Efforts to secure a new location are ongoing.

*Project Delivery Team: CFLHD-FHWA, Tahoe Transportation District, Placer County, Tahoe Regional Planning Agency (TRPA), Caltrans, and the United States Forest Service (USFS)

Aerial Views of Project Area

TTD Revised Project Design 11 13 15 sm


Renderings are not exact engineering designs. They reflect input from Tahoe City business and property owners, stakeholders, various agencies and residents.  Click on the images below to view the design renderings (note: images do not reflect what may actually be constructed).

 Wye Roundabout   westerly roundabout rendering
Wye roundabout located north of Fanny Bridge   Westerly roundabout located west of Tahoe City on SR 89 near the Caltrans Yard
  easterly roundabout rendering
Aerial view of the westerly roundabout   Easterly roundabout located north of Granlibakken Rd. on West Lake Blvd (SR 89)
New Truckee River Bridge   New Fanny Bridge

New Gateway Completed

Members of the community and business/property owners and managers have expressed their desire for gateway features in two of the roundabouts. (not the "wye" roundabout). The new gateway has been completed. The design was developed using guidelines from the North Lake Tahoe Community Wayfinding Signage Design Standards Manual.

New Gateway Sign1


Project goals include:

  • Improving pedestrian and cyclists’ safety
  • Reducing traffic congestion to improve transit travel times and user experiences
  • Providing two safety routes from the west shore
  • Making the “wye” area more inviting for shopping and dining
  • Adding complete street enhancements to the portion of “old 89/West Lake Blvd. that will become a local road
  • Encouraging economic development and revitalizing the community
  • Rebuilding 87 year-old Fanny Bridge with sidewalks on both sides
  • Improving reliability and connectivity with the new transit center
  • Lessening emissions by a reduction in vehicles idling in traffic and sediment run-off from graded storm water treatment


Timeline History

1994 Tahoe City Community Plan identifies need for the project
2002 Tahoe Regional Planning Agency (TRPA) Project Study Report as part of Lake Tahoe Environmental Improvement Program completed
2010 Water quality study, the Lake Tahoe Total Maximum Daily Load Report (TMDL), identifies transportation system as primary source of pollutants clouding Lake Tahoe
Early 2011 TTD launches Community Outreach Program
May 2011 TRPA, Tahoe Metropolitan Planning Organization (TMPO) and TTD, the project partners on the project, release Statement of Need and Purpose
November 2013 Finalized Economic Analysis
Fall-Winter 2013-14 Held Community Review Committee meetings
December 2014 Environmental Document published
March/April/May 2015 Project Approval Hearings held for lead agencies
May 2015 Environmental Document certified
May 2015 Alternative 1, Option 2 selected as preferred alternative
May 2017 -
  October 2017
Construction in progress
 May 2018 -
October 2018
Construction in progress
   subject to change



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