Pioneer Trail/ U.S. Highway 50 Intersection Safety Improvement Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
El Dorado County
Document Title
Pioneer Trail/ U.S. Highway 50 Intersection Safety Improvement Project
Document Type
MND - Mitigated Negative Declaration
Present Land Use
Transportation corridor, residential community, and forest land
Document Description
The El Dorado County, Department of Transportation (County) proposes to implement the Pioneer Trail/ U.S. Highway 50 Intersection Safety Improvement Project (Project) in South Lake Tahoe, California in the community of Meyers. The Project is identified in the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency’s (TRPA) Environmental Improvement Program as a phase of project number The objectives of the proposed Project are to remove the existing traffic signals at the Pioneer Trail/ U.S. Highway 50 intersection and replace the intersection with a three-leg modern roundabout with standard roundabout geometric features such as shared-use paths, crosswalks, splitter islands, truck apron with central island, and landscape buffer between the circulatory roadway and shared-use path. The proposed Project would also construct permanent site drainage improvements to protect water quality, such as sediment traps and an infiltration basin. In accordance with the California Environmental Quality Act (Public Resources Code Section 2100 et seq.) Guidelines (Title 14 Code of Regulations Section 1500 et seq.), a Draft IS for the proposed Project was prepared. The document identifies and evaluates the potential environmental impacts of the proposed Project. As a result of the Draft IS, the County proposes to prepare a MND for the proposed Project.

Contact Information

Donaldo Palaroan, P.E.
Agency Name
County of El Dorado
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency / Project Applicant


South Lake Tahoe
El Dorado
Cross Streets
Pioneer Trail
Total Acres
State Highways
U.S. Highway 50/State Route 89
12 N
18 E

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board (ARB), California Department of Conservation (DOC), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, North Central Region 2 (CDFW), California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Transportation, District 3 (DOT), California Department of Water Resources (DWR), California Highway Patrol (CHP), California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Natural Resources Agency, California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Lahontan South Lake Tahoe Region 6 (RWQCB), California Tahoe Conservancy, Office of Historic Preservation, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water, Tahoe Regional Planning Agency (TRPA)
Development Types
Transportation:Highway/Freeway (U.S. Highway 50/State Route 89), Transportation:Local Road (Pioneer Trail)
Local Actions
Roadway Intersection Improvement
Project Issues


Notice of Completion [NOC] Transmittal form

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