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Placer approves final touches for Kings Beach Core Improvement Project

February 21, 2017

With the approval of plans and specifications, the Placer County Board of Supervisors today put the finishing touches on work that will complete the Kings Beach Commercial Core Improvement Project.

The project has transformed a 1.1-mile strip of state Route 28 through the heart of Kings Beach. Approved today are parking and landscape improvements, installation of railings, replacement of  damaged bollards and the correction of a drainage problem,

The funding will construct a 29-space lighted parking lot connected to pedestrian corridors by new sidewalks. The free, public parking lot is needed to provide parking at the west end of the corridor.

Initial construction of the KBCIP began in spring 2014. Originally part of the project, construction of the parking lot was separated from the larger project due to funding constraints and permitting issues. When these remaining improvements are finished this fall, the entire project will be complete.

The total cost for the project approved today is $800,000. The county estimates half of that amount will will come from State Transportation Improvement Program. In addition to that federal funding,  the remainder of the funding will come from the North Lake Tahoe Resort Association, transient occupancy taxes and Placer County traffic impact fees. 

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