The Town of Truckee’s vision to create a safer bike commute between Truckee and Glenshire is now past the planning stages. Phase one of the multiphase street widening project will go out for construction bids on May 30, 2013.
Phase one will widen Glenshire Drive and add 5 foot bicycle lanes between Berkshire Circle and Highland Avenue. This project is approximately 2.8 miles in length and extends from Glenshire Lake, across the Truckee River, and out to the Olympic Heights area.
The project will involve drainage improvements, pavement reconstruction, rock walls and slope stabilization. The total roadway and shoulder width will be 34 to 36 feet.
This widening project will make bike riding much safer on this very narrow 45mph roadway. Truckee cyclists pass through Glenshire on their way to excellent riding at Boca and Stampede Reservoirs. Phase one will eliminate the most dangerous ride section.
Engineers estimate the construction cost of phase one at $3.3 million dollars. No word yet on when the construction might begin.