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Round Hill Pines Access

Project Description

The Central Federal Lands Highway Division (CFLHD) of the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), in cooperation with the U.S Forest Service Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit (LTBMU), Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT), and the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency (TRPA), proposes to improve safety for visitors entering and exiting the Round Hill Pines Resort from U.S. Highway 50 (US 50). The Round Hill Pines Resort is located within the boundary of the Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit National Forest and is operated under a special use permit. The project begins south of the existing entrance into the Round Hill Pines Resort and extends north along US 50 for approximately 0.35 mile. The project is located in Douglas County near Zephyr Cove, Nevada. The project would provide a new access road into the Round Hill Pines Resort for visitors. The new access road would be located approximately 0.2 mile north from the existing access road. The project would also improve access to the Round Hill Pines Resort for visitors traveling along US 50 with a median left turn and acceleration lane along northbound US 50. Additional improvements include pavement resurfacing, lane striping and drainage improvements.

Purpose

The purpose of the project is to increase safety and improve accessibility for motorists, pedestrians, and bicycles entering and exiting the Round Hill Pines Resort from U.S. Highway 50 (US50) in Douglas County, Nevada.

Need

The project is needed because the current US50 entrance configuration into the Round Hill Pines Resort has safety concerns due to limited sight distance for vehicles traveling in both directions along US 50 and unprotected turning movements across US50. In addition to the current configuration, the Round Hill Pines Resort access road contains a narrow roadway width, steep grades, and sharp curves. This limits the flow for two-way traffic containing transit and recreational vehicles. The specific needs driving the project are discussed in further details below.

  • Safety
    • Limited Sight Distance
    • Unprotected turning movements across US50
    • Vehicle queuing in the EB inside lane of US50 during peak visitation periods
  • Accessibility
    • Current access road geometry
    • Bike/pedestrian accommodations

Environmental Documents

Anticipated Timeline

Advertise: Winter 2021/2022
Construction: Spring 2022 – Fall 2022

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