New Dollar Creek Trail opens with ribbon cutting ceremony
Published on October 23, 2018
Placer County joined project partners with the Federal Highway Administration, Tahoe Transportation District, California Tahoe Conservancy, the Tahoe Fund and more Monday to celebrate the grand opening of the new Dollar Creek Trail near Tahoe City. Speakers and guests participated in a ceremonial first bike ride after remarks and the ribbon cutting concluded.
“The Dollar Creek Trail is a product of the passion, commitment and persistence needed to ensure this vision could become a reality,” said Placer County District 5 Supervisor Jennifer Montgomery. “This is a fantastic recreational opportunity for our community and our county is honored to be a part of this highly-anticipated project."
The Dollar Creek Trail is a paved, 2.2-mile-long shared-use trail extending the existing Tahoe City Public Utility District multi-use trail from the intersection of Dollar Drive and state Route 28 to the end of Fulton Crescent Drive. This project is part of a broad coalition plan seeking to further connect Lake Tahoe through the “Resort Triangle” multi-use trail network.
“The trail marks the collective efforts of a broad coalition of community partners working together to produce a beautiful addition to the Tahoe community,” said Placer County Department of Public Works and Facilities Assistant Director Peter Kraatz. “We are excited to complete this project and move one step closer to a more connected Tahoe."
Presenters included Placer County District 5 Supervisor Jennifer Montgomery; Federal Highway Administration - Central Federal Lands Highway Division project manager Matt Ambroziak; California Tahoe Conservancy Executive Director Patrick Wright; Tahoe Transportation District District Manager Carl Hasty; Tahoe Regional Planning Agency Environmental Improvement Division Manager Kim Caringer; North Lake Tahoe Resort Association Chief Executive Officer Cindy Gustafson; Tahoe Fund Chief Executive Officer Amy Berry; Caltrans project manager John Holder; and Placer County Parks Commissioner Vice Chair Jim Ricker.