Round Hill Pines Access

Public Involvement

The Federal Highway Administration Central Federal Lands Highway Division (CFLHD), in cooperation with the United States Forest Service, Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit (USFS), the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency, and the Nevada Department of Transportation, is seeking comments on the Proposed Action for the Round Hill Pines Access Project. The Proposed Action is to improve safety for visitors entering and existing the Round Hill Pines Resort from U.S. Highway 50 (US 50) in Douglas County near Zephyr Cove, Nevada. The project begins south of the existing entrance into the resort and extends along US 50 for approximately 1 mile.

In recognition of the need to improve safety at this location, FHWA-CFLHD is conducting an Environmental Assessment (EA) study as part of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and Tahoe Regional Planning Compact processes. This study will investigate existing transportation conditions, and identify and evaluate potential environmental impacts of a preferred alternative. The Round Hill Pines Access Project is in the initial scoping phase of the NEPA analysis. We are asking for your comments on the Proposed Action. This scoping notice is intended to provide those interested in or affected by this project with an opportunity to make their concerns known. Work on this project is currently in the environmental compliance and preliminary engineering phase.

The first meetings will be held at the following locations and times:

Public Meetings

Date Time Location
9/25/19 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Presentation at 5:15 PM United States Forest Service,
Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit Office
35 College Drive
South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150

Acrobat Icon Round Hill Pines Access Public Notice Mailer  (Acrobat, 242 KB)

Those unable to attend the meetings can provide input by contacting the project manager, Mr. Thomas Sohn, via email to thomas.w.parker@dot.gov or by telephone at (720) 963-3637.

Project Description

The Round Hill Pines Resort is currently working on improvements to the resort area in a 2 phase plan. Phase 1 will be completed prior to beginning work on this project. Phase 2 within the resort includes relocating the entrance access location and connector roads.

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

Key Project Dates

Advertise: Winter 2020
Construction: Spring – Winter 2021

Documents and Updates

Project Photos

Entrance into Round Hill Pines Resort

Entrance into Round Hill Pines Resort.

Entrance into Round Hill Pines Resort

Entrance into Round Hill Pines Resort.

View a larger interactive map of the project area.

Project Details
Project # NV FLAP US50(1)
Project Name Round Hill Pines Access
Location Douglas County
FLMA USFS – Lake Tahoe Basin Mgt Unit (LTBMU)
Status In Development

Contact Information

Project Manager: Thomas Sohn
Phone: 720-963-3637
Email: Thomas.Sohn@dot.gov

Federal Highway Administration
Central Federal Lands Highway Division
12300 West Dakota Avenue
Lakewood, CO 80228
720-963-3500