WHAT IS THE PROJECT?

  • This project will expand the Glacier Way Trailhead parking lot to add more parking spaces and a permanent restroom facility to the site.

WHY THIS PROJECT?

  • The Glacier Way Trailhead parking area is one of the most popular trailheads in Tahoe Donner for both summer and winter use. The current parking lot is undersized for its current use and causes significant overflow onto the streets, impacting neighbors.
  • There is also a need for permanent restroom facilities in this area.
  • The Glacier Way Trailhead Parking Expansion Project was identified in the 2013 Trails Master Plan and included in the Tahoe Donner 5-Year Trails Implementation Plan entitled (CEQA) with Nevada County and the Town of Truckee in 2016.
  • The project was identified as a key component in the approved 2022 Trails and Open Space Master Plan.

WHAT ARE THE IMPACTS?

  • The parking lot will be closed during tree removal and construction. Parking will be limited to residential streets during this time. Alternate trail access will be provided.

WHAT IS THE STATUS?

  • Staff have entered into a Professional Services Agreement with Millennium Planning & Engineering to provide professional civil engineering, planning and environmental services to design and permit the project.
  • Construction documents are finalized.
  • Nevada County has issued a grading permit.
  • The Town of Truckee Encroachment Permit is in plan check.
  • The board has approved project construction, anticipated to commence in September 2024.
  • All grading and paving will be completed in 2024, restroom installation is anticipated for Spring 2025.

WHAT IS THE TOTAL COST OR BUDGET?

  • The board has approved soft costs not to exceed $106,177 in 2023.
  • Final construction costs were approved on June 28 for $629,822.

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PLEASE NOTE: The Glacier Way Trailhead Parking Lot Expansion Project is in development by Tahoe Donner Association. The information provided is preliminary and subject to change. Drawings and renderings herein are for conveying Tahoe Donner Association’s vision of future projects. No warranties, expressed or implied, are made.