South Lake Tahoe US 50 revitalization 'Loop Road' project receives public scrutiny

by Placerville Newswire / Feb 29, 2016 / comments

[The two primary proposals (pictured) for the "Loop Road" project include variations of the same idea. Each involve rerouting U.S. Highway 50 around the Stateline casino corridor and Heavenly Village. | Courtesy / Tahoe Transportation District]

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE — Officials with the Tahoe Transportation District’s US 50/South Shore Community Revitalization Project are reaching out to the community to answer questions and concerns regarding the project to reroute U.S. Highway 50 in the Stateline casino corridor and Heavenly Village. The goal is to make the downtown region more pedestrian friendly and to ease congestion.

Potential funding for the project and land-purchasing procedures were among chief concerns expressed by residents attending public information meetings — including speculation that properties might be condemned in order to follow through with eminent-domain proceedings.

“We have to follow a recognized, fair, legal process to acquire property,” TTD district manager Carl Hasty said at a recent meeting...

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