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The Tahoe Transportation District, Federal Highway Administration, and the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency released the US 50/South Shore Community Revitalization Project joint environmental document on Monday, April 24 for public comment. The document includes detailed reports on the five alternatives being evaluated. The public has 75 days to offer input on the adequacy of information on the Environment Impact Statement (NEPA), Environmental Impact Report (CEQA), and Environmental Impact Statement (TRPA). Due to the size of the document, it has been divided into two documents.  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

Press Release


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

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Informational Meetings regarding the Environmental Document:

April 20 - Douglas County Board of Commissioners
May 10 - TRPA Advisory Planning Commission
May 12 - TTD Board of Directors
May 24 - TRPA Governing Board
TBD - South Lake Tahoe City Council

Public Comment Hearings for the Environmental Document:

June 9 - TTD Board of Directors
June 14 - TRPA Advisory Planning Commission
June 28 - TRPA Governing Board

This schedule is subject to change.  Please check back for actual agenda schedules.


For Frequently Asked Questions on the project click here

Important Documents

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

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


The project is not only intended to revitalize the South Shore of Lake Tahoe but will also integrate with numerous existing and planned Projects including the following:
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
Kingsbury Grade Improvement Project
South Tahoe Greenway (future)
Lake Tahoe Passenger Ferry Project (future)

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of regional connectivity projects.


Submit written comments regarding the adequacy of information within the Draft EIR/EIS/EIS to Russ Nygaard, TTD, PO Box 499, Zephyr Cove, NV 89448 or via e-mail to info@tahoetransportation.org

Regarding the relocation process, please contact TTD representatives at:

Regarding the US 50/South Shore Community Revitalization Project in general, please contact Tahoe Transportation District at:

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











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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 community development project that addresses contemporary affordable housing needs, economic development catalyst needs, pedestrian, bike, and transit needs, auto needs, environmental improvement for water quality, green house gas reduction, other air quality improvement, and scenic improvement consistent with the City of South Lake Tahoe and Douglas County Master Plans, Local Area Plans, and the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency Land Use Plan.


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

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

Design & Housing Opportunities

A no-build possibility (Alternative A) plus four other alternatives, three with three-and four-lane options, are being analyzed. 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.
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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 >


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
First half 2017 Draft Environmental Document to be completed for public review and comment
Winter 2017 Environmental Document approval/alternative selection by the responsible agencies
Construction Subject to funding approvals



Business owners, property owners and residents of the area, plus local, state and federal agencies are working together.



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