-- At a Kings Beachpublic meeting on Tuesday, May 15, 2007, the local community narrowed their choice of alternatives for the Kings Beach Commercial Core Improvement Project from four to two. The $30 million-plus project will significantly change a 1.1-mile strip of State Route 28 that bisects the lakeside community. The resulting project, when built, will make the roadway much more pedestrian and bicyclist friendly, in addition to improving aesthetics and water quality.
The two choices that the community selected as the frontrunners are:
- Alternative 4, which will change SR 28 into three lanes with roundabouts at Bear and Coon streets. The alternative will have 15-foot wide sidewalks with no on-street parking; and
- Alternative 2, which will change SR 28 into three lanes as well with roundabouts at Bear and Coon streets. Sidewalks would be nine feet in width with seasonal on-street parking.
At the final meeting on May 29, 2007, the community will be asked to narrow the two favored alternatives selected in Tuesday's meeting to one choice. This top alternative will then be presented to the Placer County Board of Supervisors for their consideration. The project will also need approval from other regulatory agencies.
The Draft Environmental Document for the Kings Beach Commercial Core Improvement Project is available at the Placer County Department of Public Works' website at: