South Lake Tahoe Loop Road options narrowing
Which options will be considered for a possible rerouting of U.S. Highway 50 behind Heavenly Village and the Stateline casinos could be decided as soon as next month.
At a Special South Lake Tahoe City Council meeting Tuesday night, consultants for Tahoe Transportation District said they will recommend the triangle alternative, a one-way triangle alternative and what is known as Alternative 2 be considered for the controversial Loop Road project proposal.
The TTD’s board is expected to vote on which options will be included in the project’s environmental document at its April 12 meeting.
Alternative 2 would divert Highway 50 at its intersection with Pioneer Trail. The new highway would cut south through the existing neighborhood before following the route taken by Lake Parkway today. The route through the casinos would be narrowed and landscaped under the proposal.
The triangle alternative would be similar, but would move the intersection to the southwest, to city-owned vacant lots behind the 7-Eleven and where the National 9 Inn exists today.
The one-way triangle alternative would follow ...