Placer County approves more funding for the Martis Valley Trail
Published on June 13, 2017
The Placer County Board of Supervisors today approved the use of $250,000 in transient occupancy tax funds generated in North Lake Tahoe for continued support of the design and construction of the Martis Valley Trail.
Once completed, the Martis Valley Trail will be a 10-foot-wide paved multipurpose trail approximately 9 miles long - connecting Northstar Village with the Town of Truckee and ultimately Lake Tahoe, as well as existing paved and unpaved trails along its route.
The total cost of the Martis Valley Trail is estimated to be between $10-13 million. Over $1 million has come from transient occupancy tax funds generated in North Lake Tahoe, as approved by the Placer County Board of Supervisors, and the Placer County Parks Division has contributed $2.5 million.
The funds approved today will support completion of environmental review of a trail segment proposed to cross federal land, as well as design and construction of the segment between the Northstar Drive roundabout and Northstar Village. Pending approval, construction of those segments could begin as early as 2018.