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After the US 50/South Shore Community Revitalization Project was approved by the Tahoe Transportation District, and then the TRPA Governing Board in November 2018, the Main Street Management Place was kicked off. Click here for more information about the Main Street Management Plan which is be jointly led by the TTD and the TRPA. 

 

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Meetings

TRPA will have the Main Street Management Plan Open House meeting on November 20, 2019 at the Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel, 4130 Lake Tahoe Blvd., South Lake Tahoe, CA.  Stop by any time between 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.


Contact

Regarding the relocation process, please contact TTD representatives at:
relocation@us50revitalization.org

Regarding the US 50/South Shore Community Revitalization Project in general, please contact Tahoe Transportation District at:
suggestions@us50revitalization.org
775.589.5500

Please mail written questions or comments to:
Tahoe Transportation District
PO Box 499
Zephyr Cove, NV 89448

Stay informed via email.


FAQs

For Frequently Asked Questions on the project click here

Connectivity

The US 50/South Shore Community Revitalization Project is intended to revitalize the South Shore of Lake Tahoe and integrate with numerous completed, existing, and planned projects, including:
Nevada Stateline to Stateline Bikeway – South Shore Demonstration Multi-use Trail from Stateline to Round Hill Pines Resort
Harrison Avenue Improvement Project
US 50 Water Quality and Bicycle and Pedestrian Improvement Project – Ski Run to Trout Creek
Linear Park Multi-use Trail
Van Sickle Bi-State Park
Transit Shelter and Service Improvements (on-going)
Kingsbury Grade Improvement Project
South Tahoe Greenway (future)
Lake Tahoe Passenger Ferry Project (future)

Click for a map
of regional connectivity projects.


Important Documents

Questionnaires from the October 5 Public Workshop
English Version
Versión en Español
Tagalog Version

Updated Economic Analysis of the US 50/South Shore Community Revitalization Project
Updated US50 Study

Economic Analysis of the US 50/South Shore Community Revitalization Project
US50 Economic Study

Fact Checked
History of the Project
List of Project Benefits
Overview of Board Commitments
Affordable Housing Commitments

Housing Displacee
Residential - Owner/Tenant Occupant
Business - Owner/Tenant Occupant
Residencial Desplazada
Desalojo de Negocios


US 50 Brochure
English or Español


US 50 Flyer for Residents 
English, Español or Tagalog

Project History Report
South Shore Vision Plan


May 2016 - TTD Board unanimously approves set of commitments for US 50/South Shore Community Revitalization Project. Major Issues Addressed: Housing, Right-of-Way, Construction, Assistance, Public Involvement More Info

Press Release regarding final approval of EIR/EIS/EIS 

The electronic version of the Final EIR/EIS/EIS can be viewed below.

Final US 50 EIR/EIS/EIS Volume1

Final US 50 EIR/EIS/EIS Volume 2 Appendices

Draft EIR/EIS/EIS

View the table of contents here.

Volume 1 - EIR/EIS/EIS

Volume 2 - EIR/EIS/EIS

Appendix A

Appendix B

Appendix C

Appendix D

Appendix E

Appendix F

Appendix G

Appendix H

Appendix I

Appendix J

Appendix K

Appendix L

Appendix M

Appendix N

Notice of Availability/Notice of Comment Period

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us50 drawings


Location

From Pioneer Trail in California to Lake Parkway in Nevada, the 1.1-mile project area is generally considered South Shore’s “downtown.”
Redevelopment has drawn attention to a lack of sufficient infrastructure to safely support growing resident, commuter and visitor use.
Most of the proposed project designs realign this section of US 50 behind the casinos to calm traffic and allow “complete street” improvements.



Project Description

The US 50 / South Shore Community Revitalization Project is a bi-state community development project that realizes the redevelopment vision which has been in community plans for over 40 years.

For years, traffic congestion through the US 50 corridor at Stateline has adversely impacted Lake Tahoe's water clarity and the quality of visitor experiences.  Transportation choices play an important role in mitigating these impacts because more than 70 percent of the particulates impacting Lake Tahoe's clarity comes from the current transportation system and built environment.  The US 50 project, locally known as the "Loop Road" project, aims to evolve Lake Tahoe's transportation system and includes elements focusing on affordable housing and economic development needs, pedestrian and bike safety enhancements, expanded transit options, and neighborhood and environmental improvements to address air and water quality and greenhouse gas reductions, consistent with the City of South Lake Tahoe and Douglas County Master Plans, Local Area Plans, and the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency's (TRPA) Land Use Plan.

The project consists of four main elements:

Transportation System Improvements
The US 50 project realigns the one-mile section of Highway 50 from Pioneer Trail in South Lake Tahoe to Lake Parkway in Stateline to the east.  The current US 50 will become a local street corridor, with a two-lane pedestrian and transit-oriented main street with expanded sidewalks, bike lanes, transportation services, and improved access to retail, dining, and entertainment.  Consistent with regional transportation and local land use plans, the US 50 project shifts the through traffic away from the main street area, which will help reduce congestion and improve emergency access and safety.  With transit-focused circulation around the tourist core, the US 50 project will create Lake Tahoe's single largest mobility hub, a focal point of connectivity to multiple transit options.  Mobility hubs help make travel safer and more convenient, while improving air and water quality by lessening greenhouse gas emissions from idling vehicles and reducing fine sediment particles from stormwater runoff.

Main Street Management Plan
Jointly led by TTD and TRPA, the Main Street Management Plan kicked off in summer 2019 after the approval of Alternative B.  The Plan will provide design concepts and policy recommendations to refine the vision for the new lcoal street corridor.  This Plan is one of seven components that must be completed as part of the project permit.  The development of the Plan is facilitated by a Staff Steering Committee, made up of representatives from TRPA, TTD, the City of South Lake Tahoe, and Douglas County.  Click here for more information about the Main Street Management Plan.

Affordable Housing
The US 50 project also includes elements to address the overwhelming shortage of affordable housing in the South Shore Lake Tahoe community.  TTD committed to provide 109 housing units, exceeding the 76 replacement units required as project mitigation.  The 76 units are required to be constructed prior to the displacement of any residents for any part of the project and will be built within a quarter mile of the project area.  TTD has been collaborating with community partners to encourage additional interest in the South Shore's transit-oriented development areas to meet its goal of 200 total new affordable housing units.  Replacement housing is targeted to affected residnets, who will have the first right of refusal. Qualified residents will receive financial and relocation assistance and the opportunity to qualify for new deed-restricted affordable housing.  The new housing will be transit-accessible and remain affordable through permanent deed restrictions.

Neighborhood and Community Improvements
The US 50 project addresses improvements the community has needed for decades by creating a destination where people can more easily access mountain and lake amenities, lodging, retail, and entertainment by foot, bike, or transit.  The US 50 project incorporates expanded transportation options to calm traffic, alongside neighborhood improvements that include additional transit connections, a new pedestrian bridge, bike lanes, trail connections, sidewalks, parks and green space, street lighting, signage, noise mitigation, and more.  With a safer, walkable downtown area, improved access to local businesses, public parking, and connectivity to more transportation options, the community will be more accessible for shopping, entertainment, and events, helping enhance the resident and visitor experience. 


Goals


Realigning traffic will reduce commercial core congestion. Fewer idling vehicles will also reduce emissions for better air quality.

Walking, biking and reliable transit will be popular transportation options on a safer, “Main Street” with community gathering places.
Commercial core revitalization will increase visitor spending and catalyze substantial, adjacent private construction investment.



Progress, Design &

Housing Opportunities


Alternative B, the locally preferred alternative was approved November 2018 by TTD's Board of Directors and TRPA's Governing Board.  As part of the EIR/EIS/EIS, Alternative B was analyzed alongside four other alternatives, including a no-build possibility (Alternative A).  TTD has begun the planning process for Alternative B for final design and construction.  See press release here.  Click on maps for larger views, detailed descriptions, and affordable housing opportunities.

Alternative B

Triangle Alternative
New four-lane alignment for US 50, roundabout at Lake Pkwy. intersection. Existing US 50 from Park Lane to Lake Pkwy. reduced to two lanes with bike lanes and sidewalks.
More Info >
Alternative C

Triangle One-Way Alternative
Two one-way, two-lane alignments, eastbound on existing US 50 from Pioneer Trail to Lake Pkwy., westbound from existing Lake Pkwy. onto Montreal Rd. Bike lanes and sidewalks.
More Info >

 

Alternative D

Project Study Report  Alt. 2
Route variations for Triangle Alternative US 50 realignment, with or without roundabout, with signalized intersections at Heavenly Village Way and Harrah’s Rd.
More Info >
Alternative E

Skywalk Alternative
a.k.a. the Elevated Pedestrian Mall, a concrete bridge over the entire width and length of existing US 50 from Stateline Ave. to the eastern end of Montbleu Resort.
More Info >



Timeline

1980 Bypass concept first proposed
1990s Some analysis of a loop road system completed in conjunction with Stateline and City of South Lake Tahoe Community Plans
2003-2004 Early public outreach and initial transportation study
2009 Project transitioned to TTD
2010 Water quality study, the Lake Tahoe Total Maximum Daily Load Report (TMDL), identifies transportation system as primary source of pollutants clouding Lake Tahoe
November 2010 Value Analysis published
2012 -2015
Engineering and environmental technical studies for Environmental Document (ongoing)
2012 to present Public workshops (ongoing)
Summer 2013 Business and Community Review Committees formed
2017 Draft Environmental Document completed and released for public review and comment
Fall 2018 Final Environmental Document approved by the responsible agencies
November 2018 Alternative B, the locally preferred alternative, approved for final design and construction
2019 Main Street Stakeholder group formed. TRPA to hold four meetings as part of the permit conditions.
2019-2020 Enter final design phase
Construction Subject to funding approvals

For a more detailed timeline, click here.

Process Chart

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