Bike trail overhaul to begin in S. Tahoe

The bridge flooring will be replaced this summer. Photo/LTN file

The bridge flooring on trails crossing Trout Creek and Upper Truckee River will be replaced this summer. Photo/LTN file

Two bridges and 2.6 miles of bike trail will be rehabbed in South Lake Tahoe starting July 7.

It should take about one month to finish the project.

The project including reconstructing the trail that was installed more than 20 years ago. It runs parallel to Highway 50 from Los Angeles Avenue to Motel 6 and the Upper Truckee River; one segment on Highway 50 from Helen Avenue to the Y to include the following areas: Harrison Avenue (Los Angeles to Tulare), Rubicon to Tulare, Eloise to Ponderosa, Silver Dollar to Rubicon, and Helen Avenue to South Avenue and Linear Park.

The project includes pulverization of the existing bike trail and installation of new pavement and striping on top of the recycled trail.

Construction of two new bridge decks and new signage are also included.

Funding is from Measure R — $250,000 — and $475,452 from the Caltrans Bicycle Transportation Authority.