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Crews Finishing Touches on Project Improvements at Kings Beach

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Courtesy: Placer County Department of Public Works Courtesy: Placer County Department of Public Works
Courtesy: Placer County Department of Public Works Courtesy: Placer County Department of Public Works
Courtesy: Placer County Department of Public Works Courtesy: Placer County Department of Public Works
From the Placer County Department of Public Works:

With the busy summer upon us, Q & D crews are putting the finishing touches on project improvements in the center of Kings Beach.  Areas that have been completed include:
 
•    The Coon Street roundabout has been installed and is operational.
•    Four of the six stormwater treatment systems have been installed and are functional.
•    New sidewalks, curb and gutter, and landscaping have been completed along the south side of Highway 28 between Bear and Coon Streets.
•    Kings Beach State Recreation Area walkways, street furniture, and landscaping have been installed.
•    Water quality treatment basins are being constructed in several locations throughout the community.
•    Traffic calming speed humps have been installed in the neighborhood grid.
•    Highway 28 striping has been relocated to the center of the highway to align with the new Coon Street roundabout. Parking barriers will be removed in conjunction with that activity.

Placer County Department of Public Works' goal is to limit work along Highway 28 during July and August. Q & D will move their construction activities onto the neighborhood streets until September. Unfortunately, AT&T has approximately ten areas requiring utility relocations. These locations are in direct conflict with the work that is planned by Q & D this fall.  Because of this fact, AT&T's contractor needs to continue their work along the north shoulder of the highway between Secline and Deer Streets during July and August.  This work will consist of a shoulder closure only and will maintain three lanes throughout town at all times.  

Summer Highway 28 configuration:  What is it going to look like?

•    With Q & D moving off the highway and the lane striping shifting back to the middle of the road, the Highway 28 lane configuration will consist of three lanes (one lane in each direction with a center left turn lane).
•    Traffic barrels will be utilized between the outside lane striping and the on-street parking.
•    Construction roadway signage will be used where required.
•    On-highway parking should be similar to pre-project except in areas with completed highway improvements.
•    Crosswalks along the highway are marked and signed at the location of improvement.  Pedestrians are urged to cross at marked locations as this will ensure safety for all.
•    Signage indicating parking availability in the rear of businesses or on side streets will be utilized to guide patrons regarding where additional parking may be found.

Summer construction activities: Q & D will focus their work in the grid along Bear, Coon, and Fox Streets, and Salmon, Brook, Minnow, and Steelhead Avenues. The installed speed humps are awaiting final grinding, striping, and signage.
 
Plans for the fall: The Bear Street roundabout construction will be the main focus after Labor Day. In addition, sidewalks, curb and gutter, and parking improvements will be installed along the north side of Highway 28 between Bear and Coon Streets. Crews are also hopeful that sidewalks will be extended along both sides of the highway starting at Coon Street and heading toward Fox Street. Depending on how that work progresses, work crews may or may not make it all the way to Fox Street.
 
Parking lots built as part of the Core of the Core: As a reminder, there are three satellite parking lots being built with this first phase of the project. One will be built next season by Q & D Construction along the south side of Highway 28. The other two lots are not part of Q&D Construction’s contract and will be advertised for construction bids this winter with construction beginning next season. One of these lots is next to the post office on Salmon Street. The other is adjacent to the intersection of Deer Street and Rainbow Avenue.
 
Questions or comments are welcome from the public and can be submitted via the project website at www.KingsBeachCore.info.

From the Placer County Department of Public Works
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