From the September 10, 2015, Tahoe City Sierra Sun.
A $10 million grant has been given to upgrade the Old Highway 40 (Lincoln Highway) at Donner Summit. It will improve an 8.5 mile stretch of road.
The road was originally built to facilitate pioneer emigrants seeking a passage over the Sierra Nevada Mountains in 1844. The pass has also been a part of the California Trail, the first transcontinental railroad, Lincoln Highway (later US Highway 40 and finally Donner Pass Road.
The stretch also includes the famous Rainbow Bridge.