Tahoe City Transit Center

Client: 
WRNS Studio
Key staff: 
Project Manager – Walter R. Auerbach, P.E. Hydrology, Civil Design – Nathan Chorey, P.E. Surveying and Mapping, Construction Staking – Keith Masuda, P.L.S

 

This Lake Tahoe Environmental Improvement Project on U.S. Forest Service Land involved construction of a 6-bus inter-modal transit facility, 131-space parking lot, relocation of 450 feet of recreation access road, relocation and extension of 1,600 LF of multi-purpose recreational trails, and all storm drainage and water quality treatment systems.  Roadway and drainage improvements to State Route 89 were required for left turn channelization and highway intersection improvements for the relocated recreation access road. The project design incorporated low-impact design principles, extensive use of permeable pavements and advanced stormwater management systems.

The project design incorporated low-impact design principles, and strives to blend with the natural environment as much as possible. The project included adherence to Caltrans Standard Plans for the new SR 89 access road as well as coordination with erosion control project already underway for treatment of runoff from the state highway.

Services Provided by AEC incorporated nearly all civil, land surveying and regulatory permitting consulting services required for the project including:

  • Boundary and Topographic Surveys
  • Entitlement Processing
  • Civil design and cost estimating
  • Construction Staking
  • Construction Services
  • Utility Relocation Coordination
 
All planned improvements required stormwater runoff Best Management Practices (BMP’s) to comply with various agency requirements for managing stormwater including but not necessarily limited to:
 
  • Placer County
  • Lahontan Regional Water Quality Control Board (LRWQCB)
  • Caltrans
  • United States Forest Service (USFS)
 
Status: Completed Fall 2012