Tahoe's $25M highway improvement plan gets boost

Nov 14, 2014 11:51 AM by News Staff

RENO, Nev. (AP) - Transportation officials at Lake Tahoe are moving forward with a $25 million plan to improve the Nevada state highway along the longest stretch of the mountain lake's undeveloped shoreline.

Construction is expected to begin next summer on the 11-mile stretch of State Route 28 between Incline Village and U.S. Highway 50.

The Washoe County Commission approved an agreement this week allocating $12.5 million in U.S. transportation funds for the project.

It will include new scenic view pull-offs, bike paths, transit stops, safer guard rails and better storm-water collection filters.

The two-lane mountainside road is the only access route to the area where an estimated 2.6 million vehicles travel annually.

Commissioner Marsha Berkbigler says it is the single most significant project on the Nevada side of Lake Tahoe in decades.

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