California bicycle enthusiasts have reason to celebrate after confirming that a portion of Highway 89 will be repaved to improve bicycle safety. The $8.5 million project will make multiple improvements to the road—it will be repaved, widened and bicycle lanes will be added. The path will connect Tahoe City to Truckee and will begin construction in spring of 2012.
“It will be a lot easier to maintain once we have a good base for it, so we’re excited,” said Caltrans Public Information Officer Deanna Shoopman.
The highway was previously a nightmare for cyclists. It was described as rough and dangerous, with shoulders too narrow for cyclists.
“The street was terrible,” said Paco Lindsay, a local bicycle shop owner. “It was kind of a joke.”
The long-awaited improvement is a great way to invest in the community and make the roadways safer for everyone.
Dudek Law Firm APC—San Diego bicycle accident attorney