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Tahoe Bike Path Has High Building Price

Lake Tahoe’s east shore could have a new bike path soon, but at a steep cost.

The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports the trail would connect Incline Village to Sand Harbor State Park in Nevada. But the 3-mile project carries a price tag of $12.5 million - more than 4 million taxpayer dollars per mile.

The Nevada Transportation Department also plans to spend $7-to-$9 million in state gas taxes alongside the project for environmental and safety costs. Another $750,000 in private donations has also been raised for the path.

Nikole Robinson Carroll is KNPR's Morning Edition host. You can hear her every morning from 5am until 10am on News 889. She also produces segments for KNPR's State of Nevada.