Sierra Boulevard Complete Streets Project Rendering
The City of South Lake Tahoe is rehabilitating 0.6 miles of Sierra Boulevard from Palmira Avenue to Barbara Avenue including potential drainage improvements extending into arterial streets along Sierra Boulevard. The project is integrating a Complete Streets design concept providing opportunities for non-motorized transportation with the addition of bike lanes, shared use (bicycle and pedestrian) facilities on one side of the street, a pedestrian path on the other side of the street, street lighting adjacent to the proposed pedestrian and shared use facilities, landscaping, water quality treatment galleries, and storm drain conveyance system. The pedestrian path will connect to the proposed South Tahoe Greenway Shared Use Trail being implemented by the California Tahoe Conservancy. On street parking will be included along with landscaping all within the existing 81-foot-wide road right-of-way.
Construction staging will be located on an El Dorado County owned section of Barbara Avenue heading southwest from Sierra Boulevard toward Lodi Street that would be closed to through traffic. Additional construction staging will occur in the Caltrans snow storage yard. Construction start date was May 1, 2019 and is expected to last approximately one construction season (through October) and possibly part of 2020 construction season.
The project is funded through Federal, State and local funds.
ROAD CLOSURE- Reconstruction of Sierra Blvd. involves pulverization of existing asphalt. During periods of exposed dirt, sections of Sierra Blvd will be CLOSED to through traffic until the placement of new asphalt paving. Road closure and detour signs will direct traffic around the project area affected by the road closure. This temporary full-time road closure of exposed dirt areas will reduce dust from vehicle travel through the project area.